[all photos courtesy Korea News Service / KCNA]
Kim Jong Il’s China Visit Marked with Postage Stamps
Pyongyang, June 1 (KCNA) — New stamps (one souvenir sheet and three sheetlets) have been brought out in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to commemorate the unofficial visit to the People’s Republic of China paid by General Secretary Kim Jong Il early in May.
Seen in the stamps are national flags of the DPRK and PRC as well as inscriptions “Commemoration of the unofficial visit of the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il to the PRC,” “May 5 – May 6, Juche 99 (2010),” “Commemoration of the unofficial visit of the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il to the northeastern part of China,” “May 3 – May 7, Juche 99 (2010)” and “Epoch-making event in the DPRK-China friendship history.”
The souvenir sheet carries pictures of Kim Jong Il meeting with President Hu Jintao and having talks with him.
Printed in the sheetlets are pictures of Kim Jong Il meeting with senior officials of the Chinese party and government and visiting the Boao Biological Co., Ltd. on the outskirts of Beijing and the Dalian Xuelong Industry Group, Tianjin Port, Liaoning Fishery Group and other units in the northeastern part of China.