|Choe Il welcoming guests|
By New Worker correspondent
Kim Jong Il’s birthday has long been known as the Day of the Shining Star in Democratic Korea. In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and across the world events were held throughout the month in honour of the DPRK leader who died at his post on 17th December 2011.
In Britain solidarity events in honour of the 76th anniversary of the birth of dear leader Kim Jong Il closed with a lunch-time reception at the London embassy of the DPRK this week. British communists, including New Communist Party leader Andy Brooks and Michael Chant of the Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (ML), joined diplomats and solidarity activists at the reception that was opened by Democratic Korean ambassador Choe Il.
The DPRK ambassador paid tribute to Kim Jong Il’s outstanding contribution to the Korean revolution and the world communist movement, and Dermot Hudson from the Korean Friendship Association (KFA) spoke about the dear leader’s life-time achievements in the service of the Korean people.