Greetings to Swiss President

Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, Monday sent a message of greetings to Doris Leuthard, president of the Swiss Confederation, on its national day.

Expressing belief that the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries developing on good terms would grow stronger, the message wished the president bigger success in her responsible work.

World Hepatitis Day Marked

An event took place at the People’s Palace of Culture here on Monday to mark World Hepatitis Day.

Present there were officials of the Ministry of Public Health, public organizations, media and relevant units and members of missions of the international organizations here, including the United Nations resident coordinator and UNDP resident representative and the acting representative of WHO.

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Designation as “Sea of Japan” Runs Counter to Requirement of International Law on Designation of Sea

Japan is persistently trying to persuade the international community to recognize the East Sea of Korea as “Sea of Japan” by using various kinds of publications, mass media, the Internet and even the international arena.

Such act of Japan goes against the requirements of the relevant international laws on designation of sea and it is a manifestation of its attempt to justify the colonial enslavement of Korea by the Japanese imperialists and, furthermore, to revive it.

In general, there are customary international legal norms in naming seas and disregard of these legal requirements becomes an infringement upon sovereignty of the state concerned.

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Bolstering up the Nuclear Forces of Juche Korea is an Indispensable Strategic Choice

Recently the south Korean authorities made public “the 5-year Plan for Governing the State Affairs” and referred to what it called “DPRK’s abandonment of nuclear weapons”.

South Korean authorities included in this so called “Plan” to “make out ‘a roadmap to build peace mechanism on the Korean peninsula’ by this year with its conceived target to make the north give up its nuclear weapons by 2020.”

The so called “roadmap” is all the more preposterous as it was drawn being ignorant of current position let alone the four cardinal points of the compass; north, south, east and west.

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