National Day of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea celebrated
Naveed Ahmad Khan
The ambassador of DPRK, Mr. Kim Thae Sop hosted a colorful reception to mark the 70th anniversary of his country at a local hotel in Islamabad. The chief guest on the occasion was Makhdoom Khusro Bukhtiar,Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform. Dean of the Diplomatic Corps and Ambassador of Turkmenistan Atadjan Movlamov also present on the occasion .The celebrations began with full enthusiasm and the national anthems of both countries were played.
Federal Minister Makhdoom Khusro Bukhtiar warmly welcomed and greeted the guests. The DPR Korea diplomats, including Ambassador Kim Thae Sop, were in a festive mood. He congratulated everyone and extended the heartiest gratitude on behalf of the Prime Minister Imran Khan. He further added that the relations between Pakistan and DPR Korea have been expanded significantly over the last decades. He hoped to have stronger diplomatic ties in coming days. He also admired the people of Pakistan for keeping the leadership of DPR Korea in high esteem.
The ambassador of DPRK Kim Thae Sop, in his speech, thanked the Chief Guest Makhdoom Khusro Bukhtiar and other guests for their participation. Praising the great Leader Comrade Kim IL Sung and Comrade Kim Jong IL, he said that DPRK leadership had strengthened and consolidated it as an independent country.
He further said that under the brilliant leadership of Comrade Kim Jong Un, supreme leader of the party, state, and army, DPR of Korea was enjoying independence in politics, self-reliance in the economy and self-defense in the military.
He believed that under the supreme leader Comrade Kim Jong Un, DPRK will continue to prove itself as leading country that can safeguard its sovereignty.
He mentioned that this year Pakistan and DPRK marked the 46th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between two countries.
Despite ups and downs in international politics, the last 46 years of relations between the two countries have been based on friendship and close cooperation.
He was confident that DPRK will continue value the friendship with Pakistan as it did in the past. Later the guests cut the cake. Visitors enjoyed dinner and praised arrangements of the hosts made on the occasion.