Greetings to Nepali President

Choe Ryong Hae, President of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, sent a message of greetings on Friday to Bidhya Devi Bhandari, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, on the occasion of its national day.

Expressing belief that the traditional friendly and cooperative ties between the two countries would grow strong in conformity with the common interests of the peoples of the two countries, the message wished the President success in her work for the prosperity of the country and well-being of its people.

17th Pyongyang International Film Festival Opens

The 17th Pyongyang International Film Festival opened with due ceremony on Friday at the Pyongyang International Cinema House.

Present at the ceremony were Vice-Premier Jon Kwang Ho, Cha Hui Rim, Chairman of the Pyongyang City People’s Committee, officials concerned, creators and artistes of film industry, citizens and honorary guests, delegations and delegates from China, Russia, Sweden, Australia and Canada, international jury members of the DPRK, China, Russia, Cuba and Sweden.

Foreign diplomatic envoys and representatives of the missions of international bodies, military attaches and members of foreign embassies here, foreign guests and overseas compatriots staying here were invited to the festival.

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Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Receives Reply Message from Syrian President

Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea(DPRK), received a reply message from Bashar Al-Assad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic, on September 14.

The Syrian president in the message extended thanks to Kim Jong Un for having sent a good congratulatory message to him on his birthday.

He affirmed that the support from the DPRK and other friendly countries for the Syrian people serves as the factor to make Syria achieve success in the war against terrorism.

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German Embassy Hosts Reception

The German Embassy in Pyongyang hosted a reception on Thursday on the occasion of the national day.

Present there on invitation were officials concerned, diplomatic envoys and representatives of international organizations here.

Pit Heltmann, German Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the DPRK, and his Embassy members were on hand.

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World First Aid Day Marked Here

A meeting for introducing red-cross first aid activities took place at the Pyongyang University of Education on Thursday to observe World First Aid Day.

Present at the meeting were officials of the DPRK Red Cross Society, school youth and students. Also present were the members of delegations of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross, and diplomatic envoys and staff members of missions of international organizations here.

There was a contest of school youth and children on the first aid including cardiopulmonary resuscitation and bandaging.

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