To Celebrate 60th Anniversary of DPRK's Victory in Korean War,
Delegates from IIJI and Regional Institutes of Juche Idea Visit DPRK,
Gatherings Held in Various Parts of World

   July 27 this year falls on the 60th anniversary of signing the Korean War Armistice Agreement.
   The Korean War was a war of aggression that had been prepared down to the minutest details and triggered by U.S. imperialism, in which the DPRK and China that supported the former waged struggles against U.S. imperialism and its allies, 17 nations in all and U.S. imperialism suffered a heavy defeat. 
   The DPRK's victory in the Koran War heralded the start of going downhill of U.S. imperialism that had boasted of its power as the mightiest in those days. It was a worldwide historic fact that left its great footmarks. 
   The progressive people in the world including Juche idea researchers have expressed their congratulations on the 60th anniversary of the DPRK's victory in the Korean War in a sense of solidarity with the Korean people, who have been adhering to independence while obstructing the continued aggressive machinations of U.S. imperialism.

Celebrations Held in Presence of First Secretary Kim Jong Un

   In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the DPRK's victory in the Korean War, Dr. Vishwanath, director general of the Board of Directors of the International Institute of the Juche Idea (IIJI); Dr. Ogami Kenichi, secretary general of the IIJI; Prof. Harish Gupta, director general of the Board of Directors of the Asian Regional Institute of the Juche Idea (ARIJI); Mr. Henry Masiko, director general of the Board of Directors of the African Regional Committee for the Study of the Juche Idea (ARCSJI), Prof. Matteo Carbonelli, secretary general of the European Regional Society for the Study of the Juche Idea (ERSSJI) and some others visited Pyongyang.
   On July 25, those delegates were received by Chairman Kim Ki Nam of the Korean Association of Social Scientists, who is also secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.
   Expressing a welcome to them, Chairman Kim Ki Nam said in his address as follows:
   It was just two years since Korea was liberated from the colonial occupation. That such a country won a victory in the war against the U.S. regarded then as the mightiest power in the world and its allies was a miracle. The victory achieved by the Korean people was a triumph of the strength of their minds and thoughts. Nothing is more powerful than the strength of the popular masses who have been equipped with ideology. The victory gained by the Korean people was a victory attained by generating such strength.
   During their stay, those delegates visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun to pay homage to President Kim Il Sung, who led the Korean people to their victory in the Korean War and General Secretary Kim Jong Il, who carried forward the great cause of the former.
   They also took part in a series of celebrations conducted in presence of First Secretary Kim Jong Un.
   Government delegations including from China, Syria, Zambia and Uganda along with delegations from friendship and solidarity organizations also joined those celebrations.
   On July 26, after observing a grand national meeting held at May Day Stadium, they appreciated a grand gymnastic and artistic performance "Arirang" followed at the same place.
   On July 27, they observed a military parade and mass demonstration that took place at Kim Il Sung Square in a grand manner.
   Further, they were present at an opening ceremony of the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum and paid a visit there.
   At a night gala held at the museum next, fireworks were launched high up in the sky against a statue of "The Victory" of the Korean People's Army added by a relief of First Secretary Kim Jong Un's own writing, "Out of respect to the great years." They enjoyed watching them together with the Pyongyangites.
   Through their participation in a series of celebrations, those delegates from the IIJI and respective regional institutes of the Juche idea deepened their understanding of the factors for the DPRK's victory in the Korean War and at the same time witnessed before their very eyes the Korean people with plenty of mettle advancing along the path of building a socialist thriving nation, rallying around First Secretary Kim Jong Un.

Historical Significance in DPRK's Victory in Aggressive War
Triggered by Imperialism Studied and Discussed

   To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the DPRK's victory in the Korean War, seminars and meetings were held in various parts in the world including Bangladesh, Benin, Romania, Austria, and Peru.
   In India, a national seminar was held in New Delhi on July 20, 2013.
   Speeches were made by distinguished persons including Dr. Vishwanath, director general of the IIJI Board, Prof. Harish Gupta, director general of the ARIJI Board, and Prof. Suresh Pathak, president of the Indian Society for the Study of Kim Jong Il Works.
   In his speech Director General Vishwanath said:
   "The U.S. which had been compelled to come out to the truce talks 60 years ago forgot the lesson of the past and is still dreaming about another war in Korea. The U.S. is advised to carefully consider the warning of the chief of Panmunjom Mission of the Korean People's Army that if it eventually ignites the fuse of a war of aggression by staging the joint military drills, from the moment they will spend the most agonizing minutes and hours unto death. Before, I conclude, I would like to offer felicitations to H.E. Kim Jong Un, and the Government of the DPRK for their efforts to avoid war and for the great successes, they achieved in 1953, turning the DPRK into a paradise and as an Independent and Sovereign state."
   In Venezuela, a national meeting was held in Tucupita, the capital of Delta Amacuro State on August 3, 2013 with the attendance of university professors and political parties' members and others including the six states' delegates from Juche idea study groups and friendship and solidarity organizations.
   In his address Prof. Jose Gregorio Martinez mentioned the significance of the Korean War Armistice Agreement and some lessons drawn from the historic facts of the war.
   In reference to the fact that U.S. imperialism was heavily defeated in the war, Prof. Omar Lopez, president of the Venezuelan National Association for the Study of the Juche Idea, who is also deputy director general of the Board of Directors of the Latin American Institute of the Juche Idea, pointed out that the mass media have been obstructing the struggles of the Korean people who won the victory in the war and manipulating information concerned.
   Stressed at the national meeting was the importance of enhancing friendship and solidarity with the Korean people under the circumstances that people all over the world have been suffering the aggressive plots of U.S. imperialism.