International Seminar on “Independence, Sovereignty and Social Development” Held
New Delhi : (Arsh News) – Pyongyang, September 7 (KCNA) — An international seminar on “Independence,
sovereignty and social development” took place in Rome on Sept. 3 to mark the 75th birthday
of the DPRK, under the sponsorship of the International Institute of the Juche Idea (IIJI).
Present there were the vice-director general of the IIJI, the director general of the European
Society for the Study of the Juche Idea and personages of political and social circles and
members of Juche idea study organizations in different countries including Russia, Norway,
Romania, Austria, Italy and Japan.
Attending it through video conferencing were the director general and the secretary general
of the IIJI, the director generals and secretary generals of the Juche idea study institutes in
Asian, African and Latin American regions, the vice-chairman of the Korean Association of Social Scientists and representatives of Juche idea study organizations and personages of
various circles in 60-odd countries.
Matteo Carbonelli, vice-director general of the IIJI, made an opening address at the seminar.
Then, read out were the congratulatory messages from the Korean Association of Social
Scientists, the Asian Regional Institute of the Juche Idea, the European Society for the Study of f the Juche Idea, the African Regional Committee for the Study of the Juche Idea and the
Latin American Institute of the Juche Idea.
Director General Ramon Jimenez Lopez and Secretary General Kenichi Ogami of the IIJI,
and Pak Chol Jun, vice-chairman of the Korean Association of Social Scientists, made
congratulatory speeches at the seminar.
Edmond Jouve, director general of the European Society for the Study of the Juche Idea,
noted in his keynote report:
The DPRK is the only country on the earth that fully exercises its rights and dignity as a
sovereign state and dynamically advances along its own correct path of development.
The DPRK, which declared its birth as the first people’s democratic state in the East 75
years ago, has maintained the principle of Juche in ideology, independence in politics, selfsufficiency
in the economy and self-reliance in national defence in its course full of hardship
The exploits performed by President Kim Il Sung and Leader Kim Jong Il for the
foundation and development of the DPRK and the cause of global independence will be
immortal along with the strong aspiration of mankind toward independence and the future of prosperous socialist Korea.
The DPRK is demonstrating its might as an independent power to the whole world under the guidance of the respected His Excellency Kim Jong Un.Then speeches were made by Francis F. Lyimo, deputy director general of the African Regional Committee for the Study of the Juche Idea, Dmitri Kostenko, chairman of the Russian
Association for the Study of the Juche Idea, and other personages.
Speakers said that the DPRK is a powerful country, which showed the whole world that only the people led by the outstanding leader can become the master of their destiny and emerge
victorious in the revolution. And they expressed their desire to personally witness the reality of the DPRK making eye-opening development under the leadership of the respected General
Secretary Kim Jong Un and learn from its experience.
A letter to Kim Jong Un was adopted at the seminar.
The participants in the seminar watched a video showing the proud appearance of socialist
Korea undergoing a great transformation under the wise leadership of the Workers’ Party of Korea
Respected General Secretary Kim Jong Un Receives Letter from Participants in International Seminar
Pyongyang, September 7 (KCNA) — The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un received a
letter from the participants in the international seminar on “Independence, Sovereignty and
Social Development” on Sept. 3.
Noting that the DPRK has turned into a modern, developed independent and sovereign
state and into a socialist state with tremendous self-defensive capabilities including nuclear
force, which the imperialists no longer dare to attack, in a short span of time, a remarkable
success highlighted in the international arena, the letter said it is the fruits of the Juche idea.
The DPRK’s experience serves as a good example to the world people’s struggle for ending
all forms of domination and realizing genuine independence, the letter stressed, adding:
The Juche idea is now recognized as the guiding idea for the popular masses struggling for
liberation, sovereignty, independence and socialism. Only when they embody the Juche idea,
they can build and defend their independent and sovereign state in conformity with their own demand and interests without depending on others, and contribute to building an independent
world. The world attention on the man-centered Juche idea, whose core is independence, and
enthusiasm to study it are growing stronger day by day, and independence is the lifeblood of
the popular masses, country and nation.
The participants in the international seminar and followers of the Juche idea across the
world extend support and solidarity to the Korean people in their cause for independence,
sovereignty and social development, being convinced that the Korean people would achieve
greater successes in building a powerful socialist country under the leadership of the respected
General Secretary Kim Jong Un.