Kim Jong Il Visits Russian Embassy
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, March 8 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, Tuesday visited the Russian embassy here at the request of the Russian ambassador to the DPRK.
He was greeted at the embassy by Russian Ambassador Andrei Gennadiyevich Karlov and leading officials of the embassy.
He expressed thanks for the kind invitation and had an amicable and friendly talk with the ambassador before posing for a photograph with the staff members of the embassy.
Then the ambassador hosted a reception in his honor.
Kim Jong Il was present at the reception on invitation.
Also present on invitation were Pak Pong Ju, premier of the DPRK Cabinet, Chief of the General Staff of the KPA Kim Yong Chun, member of the DPRK National Defence Commission, Yon Hyong Muk, vice-chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, Kim Ki Nam, secretary of the WPK Central Committee, Kang Sok Ju, first vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, and officials concerned.
Staff members of the Russian embassy were on hand.
The reception took place in a cordial atmosphere.
A peculiar art performance specially prepared by children of the embassy was given there.
The performance was acclaimed by the participants.
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