Pyongyang, June 29 (KCNA) — Atanas Ivanov, honorary chairman of the Bulgarian Communists Union, made public a statement on June 22 on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of demise of President Kim Il Sung.
The statement said:
Coming July 8th marks the 22nd anniversary of demise of Kim Il Sung, eternal leader of the Korean people.
Kim Il Sung devoted his all to the prosperity of the country and happiness of the people all his life.
He made tremendous contributions to the cause of global independence.
The DPRK has defended socialism, braving the vicious moves of the imperialist allied forces to stifle it. It is because it has firmly adhered to the principle of independence in politics, self-reliance in economy and self-defense in national defence, guided by the Juche idea, revolutionary idea of Kim Il Sung.
He is still alive in the hearts of the world progressives as well as the Korean people for his great exploits.
The Korean people will add glory to his idea and exploits.
It was one of his greatest exploits that he settled the issue of succession to the leadership.
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