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Published On: Wed, Apr 9th, 2014

Wax statue of Kim Jong Il on display in North Korean museum

The latest piece to grace the halls of the International Friendship Exhibition House  just west of Pyongyang in North Korea is a wax statue of  General Secretary Kim Jong Il, according to North Korean state mediaTuesday.

The hall is featured by a wax replica depicting Kim Jong Il standing in padded clothes atop Mt. Paektu, encouraging the service personnel and people of the DPRK advancing towards the final victory of the Juche revolution under the guidance of supreme leader Kim Jong Un. The gifts he received from personages and people from various countries of the world are on display there.

Image/CIA

Image/CIA

The unveiling of the wax figure occurred in a ceremony yesterday.

Among those present for the unveiling was Liu Hongcai, Chinese ambassador to the DPRK, staff members of the Chinese embassy and chief of the Great Man Wax Museum of China and his party.

The Chinese museum created the wax statue of Kim.

Zhang Molei, chief of the Great Man Wax Museum of China, made a speech.

He noted that Kim Jong Il, a great statesman, thinker and military strategist, led the Korean people to achieve a shining victory by dint of his outstanding leadership.

The Chinese people will always remember the exploits Kim Jong Il performed by making a contribution to the development of the friendly relations between the two peoples all his life, he said.

Kim Jong Il will always live in the hearts of the two peoples along with the history of friendship between the two parties and peoples with the long history and tradition, he noted.

The International Friendship Exhibition is a collection of halls that house gifts presented to former leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il from various foreign dignitaries.

The windowless museum is large and houses some 60-220,000 gifts from foreign dignitaries. Upon entering the hall, one must remove shoes and  bow before portraits of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il.

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