Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Report of KFA International Meeting attended by UK KFA delegation


A 4 member delegation of the UK Korean Friendship Association consisting of myself , Shaun Pickford , James Taylor and David Munoz attended the 16th Korean Friendship Association International Meeting held in the Teachers Club  Parnell Square , Dublin Ireland on the 5th of November. The meeting was attended by KFA officials, activists and members from from the following countries : UK, Ireland, Spain, Italy , Switzerland , Poland , USA , Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland and France.
     Andreas Engstrom the Official Delegate of KFA Ireland welcomed  people to the meeting . He said that"2016 is also the one-hundred anniversary of the Easter Rising – 1916 was the year the Irish people rebelled against British imperialism.

The Korean people are well aware of the hardships that their Irish brothers-in-arms have endured over the century as they have for a long time been fighting imperialism, long before the DPRK born.

So, until this day, both Ireland and Korea are divided at the hands of imperialism."
   The meeting was presided over by Trever Aritz Ubillos Hill , the international commissar of the Korean Friendship Association.
   The President of the Korean Friendship Association comrade Alejandro Cao De Benos was unable to attend the meeting  due to the fascistic action of the reactionary Spanish authorities who at the last minute refused to let him travel to the country . However Alejandro sent a message to the meeting saying how the KFA had grown over the past 16 years and how he couldremember the 1st ever KFA International meeting in London. Alejandro said that the recently established KFA office , KIM IL SUNG-KIM JONG IL library and Pyongyang Cafe in Tarragona , Spain had been a big success and that every KFA branch in the world should have one .
   A message from the Korean Committee For Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries was read out. The message paid high tribute to the struggle of the Korean Friendship Association the only true friends of the DPRK.
   Dr Dermot Hudson Official Delegate Korean Friendship Association UK( and also President of the Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK and chairman of the Juche Idea Study Group of England) addressed the meeting and said in part "Next year 2017 will see the 105th birth anniversary of the great leader year 2017 marks the 105th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung, the 75th birth anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il and the 5th anniversary of Marshal Kim Jong Un's election to the top posts of the party and state of the DPRK. It will also be the 100th anniversary of the birth of the immortal anti-Japanese women heroine Madame Kim Jong Suk who was the pioneer of the Juche-orientated women’s liberation movement.

  President Kim Il Sung , Chairman Kim Jong Il and Marshal Kim Jong Un are the great generals of Mt Paektu.

 The great leader President Kim Il Sung led the anti-imperialist national liberation struggle of the Korean people against Japanese imperialism and won independence for the Korean people. They became masters of their own destiny .President Kim Il Sung authored the Juche Idea the acme of progressive ideas of humanity.  He was the founder of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the founder of the great Workers’ Party of Korea .Throughout his life President Kim Il Sung was a tireless fighter against US imperialism and also against modern revisionism. President Kim Il Sung was indeed a giant of the international communist movement and its elder statesman. He established an advanced socialist system in Korea centred upon the popular masses making Korea into the model country of socialism. President Kim Il Sung was the greatest of great leaders.

  Chairman Kim Jong Il systematised the Juche idea . He built up the Workers Party of Korea as the party of the great leader President Kim Il Sung . Chairman Kim Jong Il , another general of Mt Paektu started the Songun –based revolutionary leadership  in 1960 and administered  Songun politics. Saying  expect No Change from me” he made sure that Korea held high the Red flag of socialism when socialism collapsed. Under the leadership of the great leader Chairman  Kim Jong Il  the DPRK became a proud independent nuclear power – and let me take this opportunity to point out to the moronic imperialist warmonger Obama  that the DPRK’s nuclear deterrent exists whether he recognises it or not !- and the DPRK became a satellite launching nation.

  The Songun revolutionary cause and Juche revolutionary cause of the great leaders President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il is today continued by the dear respected leader Marshal Kim Jong Un , the Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea . Dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un who embodies the true  Paektu spirit  is leading the Korean revolution forward at Mallima speed by applying the self-development first idea and the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance .

The legacy of the great generals of Mt Paektu is today’s People’s Korea led by dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un . During my 3 recent visits in October 2015, April 2016 and September 2016 I saw the reality of Korean style socialism for myself and the great advances that are being made in all fields such as the impressive construction of Ryomyong Street . I was proud to be in the DPRK in September when the nuclear warhead was successfully tested on the 9th of September DPRK National Day and there was the successful test of the road launched ICBM.

UK KFA will conduct vigorous activities in 2017 to honour the great generals of Mt Paektu. We believe that this a vital task when the pressure and sanctions of the US imperialists and their lackey states becomes more intense , solidarity with People's Korea becomes the order of the day and celebrating the keynote anniversaries of the DPRK assumes a greater significance We believe it is conducive to defending the DPRK against imperialist attacks."

Martin Lotscher KFA Official Delegate for Switzerland and chairman of the Swiss Korea Committee addressed the meeting saying it was very important to mark the keynote anniversaries of the DPRK next year and that preparatory committees had been formed in many countries. The speaker paid high tribute to the work of the KFA saying that KFA is the only true defender of the DPRK.
Ulrich Larsen KFA Official Delegate for Denmark paid high tribute to the Juche idea of the great leaders President KIM IL SUNG and Chairman KIM JONG IL. Delegates from Poland and Catalonia also addressed the meeting .Lukas Mrozek of KFA Poland spoke of the tradiitional relations between Poland and the DPRK saying that Poland was one of the first 3 countries to recognise the DPRK. However KFA Poland faces a hard struggle due to anti-communism saying that "Currently both countries, Korea and Poland, have a difficult task of defeating fascism. South Korea is currently the habitat of fascism and is the US puppet. Korean people must by their own efforts overtake the puppet fascist rulers of South Korea and unite the country."

Messages were read out from KFA Arabia , KFA Singapore , KFA Argentina and KFA Spain. KFA Arabia in their message stressed that "The symbolic and compelling success of the DPRK as a sovereign independent state is being attacked by the imperialists who stubbornly try to describe the DPRK as the "dangerous nuclear threat to the world" and bawling to put sanctions under the United Nations name, while they are the real threat to world peace and this has been confirmed by the recent hypocrisy in UN vote on banning Nuclear Weapons, where all the Nuclear Powers including the US and the UK voted against this decision except the DPRK, which is the only nuclear power who voted in favor of banning nuclear weapons"

The messsage from KFA Spain read in part "On behalf of the Spanish branch of the KFA, I would like to send our best wishes to all the attendants, and our most appreciation for the organization to all the comrades from Ireland. I am sure that the meeting will be of great success, so we can then better continue our noble work in defense of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Juche Socialism. I also wanted to express, after recent events, our strong support and solidarity with our comrade Alejandro, we will always be with him."

The meeting was also briefly addressed a representative of KFA USA . David Munoz UK KFA Communications Secretary addressed the meeting saying that if UK KFA did not picket the US embassy , south Korean puppet embassy and British Ministry of Defence no one else would as some organisations just believe in raising a glass of wine and doing nothing.
It was decided to hold the next KFA international meeting in Morrocco.

Shaun Pickford secretary of Staffordshire  KFA and secretary general of the Juche Idea Study Group of England recieved an award.

It was resolved to send a letter of solidarity to the comrade Alejandro Cao De Benos
.A letter to the dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN was adopted by the meeting.

Participants in the meeting visited historic sites associated with the great 1916 Easter uprising.


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