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Day of Shining Star to Be Commemorated in Foreign Countries
Pyongyang, February 6 (KCNA) -- Events to mark the 70th birth anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il (the Day of the Shining Star) were held in different countries.

They included a meeting and film show in Pakistan on Jan. 28 and a lecture in Benin on Jan. 30.

The chairman of the Pakistan Association for Self-Reliance Studies and other speakers highly praised the exploits performed by Kim Jong Il for the noble cause of ensuring the prosperity of the country and wellbeing of the people and peace and security of the world, adding that it is quite natural for progressive humankind and Juche idea followers to commemorate his birth anniversary.

He would be always alive in the hearts of the Korean people and global progressive humankind forever and his exploits in the international working class movement and global independence would shine forever, they noted, and continued:

The chairman and secretary general of the Benin National Committee for the Study of General Kim Jong Il's Works said Kim Jong Il pursued original Songun politics, putting forward the Korean People's Army as a mainstay of the defense capability for self-defence and a main force for building a thriving nation. He was, indeed, a peerlessly illustrious commander of Songun.

Socialism has won victory after victory in the DPRK and the invincibility of the Juche idea has been strikingly demonstrated worldwide despite the U.S.-led imperialist allied forces' persistent moves to stifle the DPRK for several decades thanks to the treasured sword of Songun provided by him.

The revolutionary cause of Juche is sure to triumph as long as the dear respected Kim Jong Un follows the Songun politics, they concluded.

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