Seminar on "Kimilsung-Kimjongilism and Cause
of Global Independence" Held in Pyongyang

―Attended by Juche Idea Researchers from World Visiting There on Sun's Day―

   On the occasion of the Day of Sun this year that fell on the 102nd birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung, 31 Juche idea study organizations from 21 countries in the world visited the DPRK.

   A Seminar on "Kimilsung-Kimjongilism and the Cause of Global Independence" was held at the Palace of People's Culture on April 14, 2014 under the auspices of the IIJI with the attendance of all Juche idea researchers from the world during their stay in the DPRK.
   Also present there was President Kim Ki Nam of the Korean Association of Social Scientists (KASS), who is also secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.
   At the seminar Dr. Ogami Ken-ichi, secretary general of the IIJI, made an opening address.
   Referring to the demise of Dr. Vishwanath, the late director general of the IIJI Board, he said that Dr. Vishwanath started his study and dissemination of the Juche idea from the early period of his life, and devoted his all to the realization of the humanity's cause of independence under the banner of the Juche idea till the time when he came to his end.
   Supporting a suggestion from the Secretary General, all the participants with sincerity offered one-minute silent tribute for his demise.
   Then, following a congratulatory speech by a Vice-President of the KASS, a report to the seminar was made by Prof. Ramon Jimenez Lopez, who was newly elected deputy director-general of the IIJI Board. He said:
   Kimilsung-Kimjongilism is a revolutionary idea with the people-first principle in essence that sets it as its general aim and ideal to encourage the popular masses to become the most valuable and powerful beings in the world and make everything serve them. First Secretary Kim Jong Un who formulated Kimilsung-Kimjongilism has striven hard day and night to make everything be served to the interest of the people in line with their happiness and convenience.
   It was followed by some speeches of Juche idea researchers from the world including "A Study of First Secretary Kim Jong Un's speech 'Let Us Hasten the Final Victory through a Revolutionary Ideological Offensive!' published on February 25, 2014 and "President Kim Il Sung Who Made Theoretical and Practical Contributions to Revolutionary Cause in the World and the Juche Idea".
   A letter addressed to First Secretary Kim Jong Un was adopted there.

19th Board Meeting of the IIJI Held

   Preceding the seminar, the 19th Board meeting of the IIJI was held on April 13 with the attendance of the delegates from the world including the regional Institutes of the Juche Idea.
   Adopted at the Board meeting were the following documents: the report on the work of the IIJI in 2013, the work plan of the IIJI for 2014, the revised statute of the IIJI and a new composition of the IIJI Board.
   Regarding the new composition of the IIJI Board, the late Dr. Vishwanath who had played a role of director general for a long time in a brilliant manner was elected director general emeritus. Both Prof. Ramon Jimenez Lopez from Mexico and Prof. Matteo Carbonelli from Italy were elected deputy directors-general.
   Directors from the Asian region who were elected are from the following countries: India, Bangladesh, Japan, and the DPRK; those from the African region from Uganda, Tanzania, DR of the Congo, and Nigeria; those from the Latin American region from Venezuela, Ecuador, and Mexico; and those from the European region from France, Denmark, Finland and Russia.