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Choe Yong Rim Presides Over Closing Ceremony of Exhibition of Inventions and New Technologies

DPRK Premier Choe Yong Rim (R) presents an award to a participant in the 12th National Inventions and New Technologies Exhibition at a closing ceremony held in Pyongyang on 3 September 2012 (Photo: KCNA)

DPRK state media reported on 3 September (Monday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim attended and presided over the closing ceremony of the 12th National Exhibition of Inventions and New Technologies, held at the Three Revolutions Exhibition in Pyongyang.  According to KCNA, “the exhibition involved scientific and technological exchange, scientific and technological forum, technical workshop, introductions of the work for applying hundreds of major scientific and technological achievements to the building of an economic power and disseminating them as intellectual products.”  Choe spoke at the closing ceremony and presented awards and certificates to participants.  He was joined by Kim Sung Du, Chairman of the DPRK Education Commission, and Jang Chol, President of the State Academy of Science.

Choe Yong Rim reads a statement prior to presenting a state award to a participant in the 12th National Inventions and New Technologies Exhibitions on 3 September 2012 (Photo: KCNA)

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