calendar>>February 22. 2014 Juche 103
Day of Shining Star Celebrated in Different Countries
Pyongyang, February 22 (KCNA) -- Meetings took place in Cuba, Pakistan and Bulgaria on Feb. 13 and 14 to celebrate the birth anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il (Day of the Shining Star).

Displayed at the venues of the meetings were photos documenting the immortal exploits of Kim Jong Il and Marshal Kim Jong Un.

Also on display there were works of the peerlessly great men and books and photos introducing Songun Korea.

The first vice-chairman of the Cuban Committee for Supporting Korea's Reunification said that Kim Jong Il, who was born at the secret camp in Mt. Paektu on February 16, 1942, set store by arms from his childhood and grew up, nurturing his great will to achieve the victory of the Korean revolution with arms.

He went on:

Kim Jong Il actively aided the work of President Kim Il Sung while accompanying the President during his journeys for inspecting units of the Korean People's Army and providing on-spot guidance to different fields of the national economy.

He was a world elder statesman and peerless Songun commander who developed the Workers' Party of Korea into the invincible party and turned the DPRK into a political, ideological and military power.

The principal of Ali Ali School in Karachi, Pakistan said that Kim Jong Il was the great leader whom no one can match in terms of personality and qualification, praising him for performing undying feats for the Korean revolution and the human cause of independence.

The acting chief of the Kim Il Sung Library in Sofia, Bulgaria referred to the fact that Kim Jong Il foiled the imperialist allied forces' moves to stifle the DPRK with his unique Songun politics and firmly protected the sovereignty and dignity of socialist Korea.

Kim Jong Il made immortal contributions to the movement for Korea's reunification and the struggle for defending global peace and security and achieving independence, he stressed.

Congratulatory messages to Kim Jong Un were adopted at the meetings held in Pakistan and Bulgaria.

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