City Park in Damascus, Syria, named after Kim Il-sung

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Dubai- (PanOrient News) A Park in Damascus, capital city of Syria, was named after the late Kim Il-sung, leader of North Korea, at a ceremony held on Monday (August 31) to mark the 70th anniversary of the "liberation of the DPRK and forming of Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK)".

A monument bearing the name of the late DPRK leader, was also placed in the park which is located in Kafrsouseh ward in Damascus, SANA reported.

The ceremony, organized by the embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Damascus, was attended by Syrian high ranking officials of the Foreign ministry and ruling Bath party, along with the DPRK Ambassador in Damascus, Jang Myong Ho.

Ms. Fairouz Moussa, head of the Syrian-Korean friendship association and member of the Al-Baath Arab Socialist Party said in a speech during the ceremony that this event emphasizes the "good relations" between the two countries, voicing appreciation of DPRK’s support for the Syrian people.

Syrian Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Fayssal Mikdad asserted at the event that the relations between Syria and DPRK are "strong," lauding the DPRK’s support for Syria in the face of terrorism and affirming the need to improve bilateral relations."

Likewise, DPRK Ambassador in Damascus Jang Myong Ho said that the crisis that has been affecting Syria for over four years is the result of conspiracies and plots by the U.S. and its pawns aiming to topple Syria and establish control over the Middle East, but voicing confidence that the Syrian Arab Army will emerge victorious, according to SANA.

Photo: Koreans, including women in national costume, pose to camera at the ceremony.

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