The Gathering 2017-Praise to the Great Persons of Mt Paektu took place at the People’s Palace of Culture on August 15.
Present at the gathering were Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, Kim Ki Nam, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea who is honorary chairman of the International Preparatory Committee for the Great Gathering 2017-Praise to the Persons of Mt Paektu, Ri Su Yong, vice-chairman of the WPK Central Committee, Kim Jong Suk, chairwoman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries who is chairwoman of the Korean Preparatory Committee for the Gathering 2017-Praise to the Great Persons of Mt Paektu, and others.
Present there were honorary chairpersons and co-chairpersons of the International Preparatory Committee for the above-said gathering, delegations and delegates of various countries and regions and international democratic organizations, personages of various circles, members of the diplomatic missions in the DPRK, etc.
Conveyed there were a floral basket to Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un sent by the participants in the 5th International Festival in Praise of the Great Persons of Mt Paektu, and silk banners, medals, honorary titles, prizes, diplomas, and gifts to the peerlessly great men of Mt Paektu presented by international and regional preparatory committees for the above-said gathering, international democratic organizations, foreign political parties, organizations, institutions and personages of various circles.
Peter Woods, ambassador of the United Cities and Local Governments-Asia Pacific who is co-chairman of the International Preparatory Committee for the Gathering 2017-Praise to the Great Persons of Mt Paektu, said in his report that since an appeal for holding a grand international gathering for praising the peerlessly great persons of Mt Paektu was released in October 2015, activities for revering the peerlessly great sages and supporting the Korean people’s just cause have been briskly conducted all over the world.
He expressed belief that the current festival would become a significant occasion demonstrating to the world the ardent desire of the progressives for praising the exploits of H.E. Kim Il Sung and H.E. Kim Jong Il and glorifying the 21st century as the great one of Kim Jong Un.
Speeches were made there.