Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Cambodia will pay respect to North Korea

Cambodge Soir


Celebrations will be organised between the 9th and the 10th of September in Phnom Penh, in honour of the sixtieth anniversary of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

A preparation committee will be set up in Phnom Penh in order to organise the celebrations of the sixtieth birthday of the communist regime of Pyongyang, states KCNA, the official agency of North Korea in a dispatch of Saturday 9th of August.

On the 4th of August, King Norodom Sihamoni has asked Kong Sam Ol, Deputy Prime Minister of the Royal Palace, to organise the event.

According to the official Pyongyang agency, the objective is to “communicate massively about the immortal feats of President Kim Il Sung and General Secretary Kim Jong Il in honour of the country and the revolution.”

In October 2007, Kim Jong Il made an official visit to Cambodia, during which he had seen the Father King Norodom Sihanouk who has maintained good relationships with the leaders of North Korea. A country in which he regularly stayed for long periods of time, living in a residence of 40 rooms, offered by Kim Il Sung in 1974.

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