A Week in Pyongyang for the 60th Anniversary of the Victory in the Korean Liberation War

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July 22 (Monday)

16.00 Arrival in Pyongyang by Air Koryo’s Antonov.
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(Picture were taken in Beijing Airport before departure and in Pyongyang Airport after arrival.)

17.30 Check-in at Yanggakdo International Hotel, Pyongyang.

July 23 (Tuesday)
8.20 Visit the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun.
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14.30 Laying a floral basket and flower bouquets before the statues of Generalissimo Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on Mansudae Hill.
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15.30 Visit the Native House in Mangyongdae where the President Kim Il Sung was born and spent his childhood.
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17.30 Consultative Meeting of the Leading Officials for the International Solidarity Event (Venue: Round Meeting Hall of the Yanggakdo International Hotel).

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The meeting was chaired by Javed Anshari of Pakistan. Kim Jin Bom, Ray Ferguson and Peter Woods of Australia, Norma G. Binas of the Philippine, and Teguh Santosa of Indonesia took leadership platform. The meeting adopted the plan for the Grand International March in Pyongyang, Kaesong, and Panmunjom on July 24, and International Indignation Meeting in Sinchon on July 25.

18.30 Meeting with Kim Jong Suk, the Chairwoman of the Committee for Cultural Relationship with Foreign Countries and one of Secretaries of the Worker’s Party (Venue: Round Meeting of the Yanggakdo Hotel).
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Indonesia delegation presented the Honorary Chairmanship Certificate for the H.E. Marshal Kim Jong Un awarded by the Sukarno Foundation for Education.

The meeting was attended by Kim Jin Bom, the Chairman of the Korea-Indonesia Friendship Society and also the Vice Chairman of the CCRFC; So Ho Won, the Vice Director of Africa, America Department of the CCRFC; Pak Gyong Il, the Director of Asian Department of CCRFC; and Hwang Chol Ryong, the Secretary General of the Asian Department of CCRFC.

The conversation was translated by Hwang Sung Chol, the Secretary General of the CCRFC’s Australia and New Zealand Department.

19.00 Reception for the Delegation (Venue: Banquet Hall on the first floor at the Yanggakdo International Hotel).
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Chaired by Kim Jong Suk. Around 200 delegations and committees attended the reception. The Vice Chairman of the CCRFC Kim Jin Bom, a Mongolian businessman, and Peter Woods of Australia addressed speeches.

July 24 (Wednesday)
8.00 Inaugural Ceremony for the Grand International Peace March taken place at the Three Charters for the National Reunification Monument in Pyongyang. The ceremony was chaired by Javed Anshari. Peter Woods of Australia, Kim Jong Suk, and Norma G. Binas of the Philippine addressed speeches.

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Peter Woods: To avoid the nuke war, the US has to withdraw its hostile policy toward DPRK and sign the peace treaty with DPRK. We continue our effort to create one Korea in a peaceful manner based on Korean people’s will.

Kim Jong Suk: The great victory 60 years ago was the historic event and was an evident of the superiority strategy made by Kim Il Sung.

Kim Jong Un will continue Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il’s effort to unify Korea under and to create the stable and peaceful world. Grand International Peace March is a form of great support from peace lovers over the world toward Korean People.

“I am confidence that the support will continue from all over the world to Korean people.”

Norma: The conflict in Korean Peninsula is caused by outside power, by the hostile policy of the US. The US military threat on DPRK is very danger for humanity and the peaceful Korean people.

Nuclear holocaust should be condemned. We are denouncing the nuclear war provoking by the US. The US has to leave at once the military threat and conclude the peace treaty with the DPRK.

The reunification should be based on the spirit of June 15 Declaration and October 4 Declaration.

9.20 Leaving for Kaesong City.

11.30 Laying a floral basket and flower bouquets before the statue of President Kim Il Sung at Janam Hill in Kaesong City. Short visit to Kaesong’s Chanamsan Hotel.

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15.00 Visit to Panmunjom; the meeting house, the hall of the armistice treaty and the front line.

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17.00 The Grand International Peace March in Kaesong City and solidarity Meeting with the Korean People at Songdo Square.

Javed Anshari chaired the meeting. The Chairman of Bangladesh-Korea Friendship Society, the Chairman of Russia-Korea Friendship Society, Chairman of Japanese Delegation, Chairman of People Committee of Kaesong City Park Ryoung Pal, gave the Speeches.

The Declaration of the Grand International Peace March was read by one of the Australian delegates, Ray Ferguson of Australia.

The Letter for Marshal Kim Jong Un read by Martin Lotscher, the Chairman of Switzerland-Korea Friendship Society.

July 25 (Thursday)
8.00 The Inauguration of the Cemetery of the Korean People’s Army Martyrs National Celebration Events. Kim Jong Un lead the ceremony. Attended by hundreds international delegations, ambassadors and thousands of Pyongyang citizens.

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16.00 Visit the Sinchon Museum, displayed materials showing the brutal atrocities, committed to the Korean people resided in Sinchon county by the US troops during the Korean War
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17.30 International Indignation Meeting for denouncing the atrocities of the US armed soldiers during the Korean War at Chesnutt Valley in Sinchon County.
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Chaired by Brian Baker.

Ramsey Clark, the former of the US Attorney General, was the first speaker. He says that the world realizes suffer that has been paid by DPRK people during the Korean War. He mentions the 4.000 DPRK people killed by the US troops. “War is always a hell,” he adds.

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(Me and Ramsey Clark at Yanggakdo Hotel)

Last year he testified against the US on the case of the nuke vessel in Pacific. Eight nuke vessels are on alert. Over 400 nuke weapons, ten times of atomic bomb in Hiroshima and reactor with has 65 km diameter. It is an example how the US keeps maintains its habit in making war and to put the world in the brink of nuke war.

He argues the international community to stand together to condemn the US and its allies’ atrocity policy toward DPRK.

The second speaker was a lady from Croatia.

The third speaker was from Turkey. He promises that Turkish people will overcome the US. The US, he says, is trying so hard to make another war in Korean Peninsula. It is coming from its hunger of being a superpower dominating the world.

The fourth speaker was Kim Jin Bom, addressing his heartfelt grateful for the supports coming from international delegations.

At the end of the meeting Alejandro Cao de Benos de Les y Pérez of the Spain read the declaration.

July 26 (Friday)
10.00 Visit the Exhibition House of Kimilsungia and Kimjongilia.
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17.00 Attending the National Meeting to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War at May Day Stadium. Invited by the Pyongyang Municipal Committee of the Worker’s Party of Korea and the Pyongyang Municipal People’s Committee. Kim Jong Un attended the meeting and Kim Yong Nam addressed the speech.

Kim Yong Nam addressed his speech on behalf of Kim Jong Un, thanking all international participants, and sending his message to Korean people in overseas.

19.00 Attending the grand gymnastic and artistic performance “Arirang” at May Day Stadium. Invited by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports of the DPRK on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland War.

July 27 (Saturday)
8.00 Attending the military parade and public procession at Kim Il Sung Square on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland War. Invited by the Ministry of People’s Armed Forces of the DPRK National Defense Commission and the Pyongyang Municipal Committee of the Worker’s Party.

17.00 Attending the inauguration of the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum by Marshal Kim Jong Un, invited by Ministry of People’s Armed Forces of the DPRK National Defense Commission.

20.00 Attending the fireworks display “We Will Emerge Victorious as Ever!” to the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, invited by Ministry of People’s Armed Forces of the DPRK National Defense Commission.

22.00 Banquets at the Hotel, chaired by Hong Son Ok, the General Secretary of the Korean Supreme People’s Assembly.
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July 28 (Sunday)
9.30 Visit the Juche Tower, the Monument of the Party Foundation and Pyongyang’s Subway.
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14.00 Attending an artistic performance in the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War at Ryugyong Jong Ju Yong Indoor Stadium. Invited by the National Defence Committee.

18.00 Attending the soiree to celebrate the great Fatherland Liberation War at Kim Il Sung Stadium. Invited by the Central Committee of Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League.

July 29 (Monday)
5.00 Departure for Beijing, China.
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