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

Pyongyang, May 11 (KCNA) -- The following are major news items and articles in the DPRK's leading newspapers Wednesday:

Articles illustrated with photos say that the Pyongyang mass rally and public procession for celebrating the Seventh Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) took place with splendor in the presence of supreme leader Kim Jong Un.

Kim Jong Un received a congratulatory message from the general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam and floral baskets from the president of Palestine and foreign organizations and personages.

A meeting of officials of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) listening to the news that Kim Jong Un was elected chairman of the WPK took place in Tokyo.

Kim Yong Nam, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK and president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, made a speech at the above-said mass rally and public procession.

There took place an evening gala of youths and students and torchlight procession of the young vanguard and banquets for celebrating the Seventh Congress of the WPK.

Foreign crewmen held a meeting at Nampho Port to celebrate the Seventh Congress of the WPK.

Rodong Sinmun

A home-visiting group of Koreans in Osaka under the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) visited the statues of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill and paid tribute to them.

Kim Jong Un received a congratulatory letter from the Central Standing Committee of Chongryon.

The Central Committee of the WPK sent a congratulatory message to the Supreme Council of the United Malays National Organization of Malaysia.

Kim Yong Nam met a delegation of the International Institute of the Juche Idea.

The newspaper echoes what people from all walks of life said upon hearing the news of the successful holding of the Seventh Congress of the WPK.

Personages of various countries visited the DPRK missions to congratulate the WPK on its successful Seventh Congress.

Staff members of the Russian embassy here laid wreaths before the Liberation Tower and the cemetery of the fallen fighters of the Soviet Army on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of Russia's victory in the Great Patriotic War. -0-



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