World Blood Donor Day Marked

An event took place at the People’s Palace of Culture here on Wednesday to observe World Blood Donor Day.

Present there were officials in the field of public health and relevant units and voluntary blood donors, the acting representative of the WHO and staff members of the missions of international organizations in the DPRK and a delegation of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies working in the DPRK.

Speakers expressed thanks to the blood donors and mentioned the successes and experience gained in the field of blood transfusion.

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Greetings to Queen of UK

Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, sent a message of greetings to Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, on June 1 on her official birthday, its national day.

Kim in the message extended greetings to the Queen and the British people and wished her good health and happiness.

Greetings to Philippine President

Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK, Monday sent a message of greetings to Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Republic of Philippines, on the 119th anniversary of its independence.

In the message he sincerely congratulated the Philippine government and people on the great successes made in achieving the socio-political stability and the economic development under the leadership of the president.

The message expressed belief that the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries would grow stronger and wished the president good health and happiness and success in his responsible work.

Message of Sympathy to Myanmar President

Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK, Saturday sent a message of sympathy to Htin Kyaw, president of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, over a military plane crash in Myanmar that caused huge casualties.

The message expressed deep sympathy and condolences to the Myanmar president and through him to the victims and bereaved families.

U.S. Is Chiefly to Blame for Global Environmental Pollution: Researcher of DPRK Institute for International Studies

Kim Kum Hui, a researcher of the Institute for International Studies of the DPRK, Friday released an article titled “The U.S. Is Chiefly to Blame for Global Environmental Pollution”.

Noting the U.S. is making no scruple of indiscriminately polluting the global environment against the present trend of times amid the ever-growing attention paid by the world public to preventing the global warming, the article said:

The U.S. became the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitting nation in the first half of the 20th century when it introduced massive consumption and massive dumping into its economy.

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