DPRK holds national meeting to commemorate Kim Il Sung

08:33, April 15, 2010      

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This picture released by KCNA, official news agency of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), shows a national meeting commemorating the 98th anniversary of birth of Kim Il Sung, founder of DPRK, in Pyongyang April 14, 2010. (Xinhua/KCNA)

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a national meeting to commemorate the 98th anniversary of the birthday of Kim Il Sung at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium in Pyongyang on Wednesday.

Kim Yong Nam, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, delivered a report to praise and honor Kim Il Sung. He said the Korean people would fight to achieve national reconciliation and unity, accomplish national reunification through the unity of the nation.

In the report, he stressed the need to improve the people's standard of living.

Senior Party, army and state officials of the DPRK and delegations of foreign countries attended the meeting.

Kim Il Sung, the founder of the DPRK, was born on April 15, 1912 and died on July 8, 1994.

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