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Kim Pyong Il Back in Warsaw

Kim Pyong Il (Kim P'yo'ng-il)

DPRK Ambassador to Poland and Kim Jong Il’s step-brother, Kim Pyong Il (Kim P’yo’ng-il) is back at his posting in Warsaw.  In July, there were rumors that he was under house arrest after he returned to his home country for a summer vacation.  A Japanese magazine, citing a diplomatic source, reported on 17 October that Ambassador Kim attended an embassy-hosted banquet commemorating the DPRK’s foundation day in September.  Aside from this report there were no other accounts or reports of his presence in Poland.  However, KCNA corroborated KPI’s return to Warsaw, when it reported his attendance at a meeting commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birthday of his father, Kim Il-so’ng (Kim Il Sung).  The KCNA piece, excerpted below, did not identify KPI by name:

Attending it were personages of the Polish preparatory committee for commemorating the centenary of birth of Kim Il Sung, the C.C. of the Poland-Korea Association and its branches and the Opatow County Office and popular masses.

The ambassador and officials of the DPRK embassy in Warsaw were present on invitation.

Slaboy January Guzowski, chairman of the C.C., Poland-Korea Association, praised Kim Il Sung as a genuine people’s statesman who devoted all his life to the dignity of the nation and prosperity of the country.

That’s why the Korean people are holding him in high esteem as the eternal President of the DPRK while invariably carrying forward his idea and intentions.

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