|Hyong Hak Bong brings greetings from the DPRK|
By New Worker correspondent
It was a hot summer evening but that didn’t deter comrades and friends from joining New Communist Party leader Andy Brooks and Party Chair Alex Kempshall in celebrating the 36th anniversary of the foundation of the NCP last Saturday at the Party Centre in London.
Honoured guests included Hyong Hak Bong, the London ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Dermot Hudson from the UK Korean Friendship Association who both paid tribute to the NCP’s consistent solidarity with Democratic Korea and its principled support for the communist ideal during the formal part of the proceedings.
Some friends, like our comrades in the RCPB (ML) and the SLP, were absent as they were taking part in the great Durham Miners Gala, but their solidarity messages stressed the warm bonds of friendship that have been forged through joint solidarity work over the years.
Everyone paused for a few moments of remembrance at the sad loss of veteran comrade Dolly Shaer, the NCP National Treasurer who passed away in July and everyone who spoke paid tribute to the veteran comrade whose whole life had been dedicated to the cause of communism.
It therefore fell on Alex to make the appeal for the New Worker and call on all our friends to dig deep to kick off the new paper building fund that is now essential to guarantee the survival of our communist weekly. The comrades responded in the true spirit by raising £285 on the night
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