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Meeting Held to Mark Kim Jong Il's Birthday

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, February 9 (KCNA) -- Workers and members of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea (GFTUK) held a meeting in celebration of the birthday of General Secretary Kim Jong Il. It took place at the Central Hall of Workers on Wednesday.

Hyon Sang Ju, chairman of the Central Committee of the GFTUK, made a report to be followed by speeches.

They said that Kim Jong Il's birth in Mt. Paektu, sacred mountain of the revolution, as son of the legendary guerrillas was great fortune of the nation. It was also a historic event that guaranteed the bright prospect of human cause of independence, they added.

They said that he has firmly defended the sovereignty of the country and the nation under the uplifted banner of Songun and provided a springboard for building a thriving socialist nation with his energetic guidance.

The revolutionary exploits of Kim Jong Il who brings earlier the rosy future by ushering in the new history of building a rich and powerful country will shine forever, they emphasized.

They called on all the people to make positive contribution to improving the people's standard of living and building a thriving nation by making a fresh leap forward under the Songun leadership of Kim Jong Il.

Attending the meeting was Choe Ryong Hae, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.

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