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Kim Jong Il's Birthday Celebrated in Different Countries
Pyongyang, February 26 (KCNA) -- Meetings, book and photo exhibitions and film shows were held in Pakistan, Italy and India between Feb. 8 and 16 to mark the birthday of General Secretary Kim Jong Il.

On display in their venues were works of the peerlessly great persons and books and photos on the immortal Songun leadership exploits of Kim Jong Il.

Attending the events were personages of different circles and masses of those countries.

Speeches were made there.

Taji Haider, general secretary of the Sind Provincial Committee of the Pakistan People's Party, said that Kim Jong Il provided sure guarantee for defending and developing socialism centered on the popular masses with his Songun politics.

Mohammad Aslam Nagi, secretary general of the Lahore Branch of the Pakistan-Korea Friendship Association, stressed it is thanks to Kim Jong Il who wisely led the Korean people, holding higher the banner of Songun that the DPRK could defend socialism and dynamically advance towards a thriving nation under the worst conditions at the end of the last century.

Miriam Pelegrini Feri, president of the Group of Dialectical Materialists of Italy, stressed that
Kim Jong Il developed in depth the Juche idea, the Songun idea founded by President Kim Il Sung to enrich the treasure house of the human history of thought and turned socialist Korea into a powerful country undeterred by any attempt of the imperialists to invade and stifle it with his Songun politics, an ever-victorious treasured sword.

Appreciated at the film shows were "Fireworks for a Thriving Nation" and other Korean films.

Messages of greetings to Kim Jong Il were adopted at the functions held in Pakistan.

Meanwhile, shows of Korean films were arranged between Feb. 9 and 15 at the Far Eastern Fine Arts Museum in Khabarovsk, the hall of the Khabarovsk Administration, the Technical Glass Research Institute, Uliyanovsk Higher Civil Aviation School and the《Interpromtekhpostavka》Company and another company of Russia.

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