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Who we are

We are Czechs and Slovaks who have a friendly relationship with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and its people and support its policy, organized in the Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association.

We strive to establish friendly relations between the people of the Czech and Slovak Republics and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. We support the development of cultural, economic, scientific, political and other Czech-Slovak-Korean relations.

We take care to disseminate true information, particularly on the basis of direct contact between the people of both countries, and based on our own sources of knowledge.

We are based on national traditions, the development of culture, democracy and humanity and the respect for the right to self-determination of nations.

The Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association is a registered association.Číst dál →

Speech of comrade Alexander Velitš at the European Seminar on the Juche Idea

Dear Comrades,

a few days ago we celebrated 71 years since the establishment of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. I am very pleased that last year I was able to visit the DPRK and see the grand and beautiful celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Republic.

The founding of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 71 years ago was the culmination of a more than 20-year-long struggle of the Korean people led by the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung against the Japanese occupiers. As a result, the Korean people have finally gained their independence.Číst dál →

The legacy of the Great Leader Comrade KIM IL SUNG – To the 25th anniversary of demise

The 25th anniversary of the demise of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung is reminiscent of the deep grief of progressive people over his loss, but at the same time with pride in the fact that his work lives and wins in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, where it is carried forward by the successors of the revolution and remains an example to the whole world.

The Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung began his revolutionary activities at an early age and was already an experienced and hardened revolutionary leader at the time of the liberation of Korea from Japanese occupiers in 1945. He justifiably gained great respect not only at home, but also in the international communist and workers‘ movement, although he was the youngest of the leaders of the newly formed people’s democratic states.Číst dál →

17th plenary meeting of the Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association was held

Prague, June 9, Juche 108 (2019) – The 17th plenary meeting of the Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association was held on Saturday July 8, Juche 108 (2019) in Prague.

Present were members and sympathizers of the Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association from the Czech and Slovak Republics, including them holders of the orders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – Order of Friendship First and Second Class – and personalities connected with the history of friendship of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea, among them Comrade RSDr. (rerum socialium doctor) Miloš Jakeš (* 1922), General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia in 1987-1989, and Comrade Colonel Doc. Ing. Antonín Malach, CSc. (* 1926), participant of the first Czechoslovak mission in the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission in Korea in 1953-1954. Both veterans met with Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung.
The introduction of the meeting was attended by the counsellor of the Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and chargé d’affaires ad interim Comrade Ing. Kim Chon Se and Third Secretary of the Embassy Comrade Ri Kyong Son.

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Statement of the Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association on the 1st Anniversary of the DPRK-US Summit

Prague, June 3, Juche 108 (2019) – With regard to the upcoming 1st anniversary of the DPRK-US Summit and the adoption of the joint statement by Chairman Kim Jong Un and President Donald J. Trump the Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association and the Czech Group for the Study and Materialization of the Juche Idea are watching with concern the reactions of the reactionary forces, directed against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and against the spirit of a joint statement of 12 June 2018 of the two top representatives.Číst dál →

Statement of the Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association on the meeting of top representatives of the DPRK and the Russian Federation

Prague, April 27 Juche 108 (2019) – The Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association  welcomed the news of the successful meeting and talks of top representatives of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Russian Federation, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission Comrade Kim Jong Un and President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.

Another of a number of successful foreign journeys by the Respected Comrade Supreme Leader decisively demonstrates the growing position of socialist Korea on the international political scene and is a continuation of only true foreign policy on the principles of full equality, independence, mutual respect, non-interference and mutual benefit. At the same time, it contributes to a great deal of peacekeeping in the Korean Peninsula and in the region.Číst dál →

Comrade Jaroslav Kafka passed away

Prague, April 25 Juche 108 (2019) – With deep grief at heart, we announce that on Thursday, April 25, 2019, the honorary chairman and former chairman of the Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association comrade RSDr. Jaroslav Kafka (born March 27, 1943), passed away.
He was a longtime member of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia and the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia and was one of the founders and leaders of the Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association.
In 1984, he was one of the guides to the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung during his visit to the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and in 1988 he met with Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung during the visit of the Czechoslovak party and state delegation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Comrade Jaroslav Kafka surrendered from the post of the chairman of the Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association in June 2018 for health reasons.

He was a holder of the Order of Friendship 1st class.
The exploits of comrade Jaroslav Kafka for the friendship with the heroic Democratic People’s Republic of Korea will live forever.
The Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association expresses its sincere condolences to all bereaved.
Honor his memory!

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Speech of 1st Vice-Chairman of Paektusan Czech-Korean Association in Pyongyang

 

The Injustice of Western False Propaganda Against the DPRK and the Activities of the Czech Group for the Study and Materialization of the Juche Idea, aimed at promoting the reality of Juche Korea

 

Lukáš Vrobel

first vice-chairman of the Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association

and the Czech Group for the Study and Materialization of the Juche Idea

 

Pyongyang, April 14, Juche 108 (2019)

 

Dear comrades,

first of all, let me express thanks on behalf of the Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association and the Czech Group for the Study and Materialization of the Juche Idea to the Korean Association of Social Scientists for enabling participating and speaking in this conference. It is a great honor for us.Číst dál →

Respected Supreme Leader Comrade KIM JONG UN’s Policy Speech

Pyongyang, April 14 Juche 108 (2019) (KCNA) – Respected Supreme Leader Comrade Kim Jong Un made the policy speech „On Socialist Construction and the Internal and External Policies of the Government of the Republic at the Present Stage“ at the First Session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on April 12.

Its full text is as follows:

 

Dear Deputies,

The First Session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is convened at a time when the prestige and strength of our Republic advancing along the road of independence are being demonstrated to the full and its socialist construction has entered a very important period.

As the election to the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly was held successfully amid the high political enthusiasm of all the people and with their active participation and the government of the Republic was reorganized, our State power has been further consolidated and the revolutionary advance of our people, who, united with one mind and will around the Workers‘ Party of Korea and the government of the Republic, are marching confidently towards a higher goal of socialism, will be further accelerated.

I extend my heartfelt thanks to all the Deputies for having placed, on behalf of all the people, great trust in me so that I would continue to lead the overall work of the State as Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of our glorious country, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and I pledge myself to work with devotion for the development and prosperity of the Republic and the happiness of our people.

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Critique of the slanderous work of Nina Špitálníková

Prague, November 26, Juche 107 (2018) – The book of Nina Špitálníková with an irreverent title „Between Two Kims – on studies in the DPRK“ (People’s Newspaper Publishing House, Prague 2017) received a considerable media response, partly thank to extensive scandalizing of socialist Korea by the author, partly because the soul of a Czech petty-bourgeoisie directly wanders about the information that somewhere else (supposedly) people are living wrong, and that in our country there is a paradise on earth. The popularity of the book was probably contributed by the fact that there were not many Czech students in the DPRK. Thanks to the activities of Nina Špitálníková, there will not be many in the foreseeable future either.Číst dál →

Socialism is endowed with eternal vitality

Speech of comrade Lukáš Vrobel, first vice-chairman of the Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association, at the 44th Prague Theoretical and Political Conference on November 3, 2018

 

Dear comrades,

it is my honor to greet today’s international conference held in the year of the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Czechoslovak working people over the bourgeoisie and reaction in February 1948, but also in the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in September 1948. Remembering this year’s anniversaries of history of the international communist movement, I cannot forget the 110th anniversary of the birth of comrade Enver Hoxha in October.Číst dál →

70 years of diplomatic relations between the Czechoslovak Republic and the DPRK

Dear comrades,
let me greet you on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations of the Czechoslovak Republic with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on October 21 Juche 37 (1948).
We are proud of more than 40 years of friendly relations of our countries, connected with the building of socialist society and the fight against imperialism.
We definitely reject the acts and statements of the representatives of Czechoslovakia and its successor states in relation to Korea after the 1989 counter-revolution, which damaged relations. We greatly appreciate the fact that diplomatic relations at the embassy level are preserved even in a changed political situation unfavorable to the progressive forces in our country.
We hope and believe that in the future the relations between the Czech and Slovak Republics and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea will be re-established on the principles of independence, peace, friendship and social progress.
We are glad that we can contribute to the development of Czechoslovak-Korean friendship and the promotion of socialist society in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, which is an example of the progressive people of the world.

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Speech of comrade Alexander Velitš on the occasion of the 70th founding anniversary of the DPRK

Dear comrades!

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is based on the principles of the Juche ideology, which is a brilliant ideology developed by the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung. Thanks to his outstanding leadership, the pro-people policy of the Workers‘ Party of Korea, and people´s own creative power, the Korean nation has been able to build a strong and prosperous socialist country, despite many obstacles and an joyless international situation.

These days, the Korean people and all the world’s progressive people celebrate the beautiful 70th anniversary of the establishment of the DPRK. 70 years ago, Korean people finally obtain their own state after decades of oppression and Japanese occupation.

Fight out the independence has brought a happy life for the people of Korea under the loving care of the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung and the Workers‘ Party of Korea. Even the very first constitution of the DPRK was very progressive, and it provided people with benefits that they had not even dreamed of before.Číst dál →

DPRK – the most just and most advanced state in today’s world

The 65th anniversary of the victory of the Korean people in the Fatherland Liberation War leads me to think about the causes of constant victories in building and defending Korean socialism under the most difficult conditions, while in many other socialist countries, including my native Czechoslovakia, socialism was defeated and capitalism restored, although the conditions for building socialism were much more favorable.

The working people of Czechoslovakia won the bourgeoisie and reaction in February 1948, in the same year that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was founded. Under the excellent leadership of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, led by the first working-class president comrade Klement Gottwald, our country achieved great economic development and improvement in the standard of living, nationalization of the means of production and the collectivization of agriculture. Thanks to the fact that Czechoslovakia was an advanced industrialized country and was relatively little damaged by the World War II, it was able to help the people of Korea in the difficult years of the Korean War and in post-war reconstruction. Czechoslovakia actively both morally and materially supported the just struggle of the Korean people against American imperialism. Číst dál →

DPRK maintains its socialist nature, culture and ideology as the island of socialism and the beacon of communism

Recently, the eyes of the world have faded into the Korean Peninsula, where the atmosphere of confrontation is being released, and steps are being taken to the reunification of Korea. Two historic meetings took place between the respected Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the south Korean President. There is also a consolidation of relations with the United States.

It should be noted that these steps could only be achieved thanks to the leniency of the DPRK, a nuclear power, which has to be recognized by the world’s largest imperialist power.

The Korean people have suffered for nearly seven decades of dividing because the imperialist United States of America interfere into the affairs of the Korean nation. Since the struggle for peace is one of our most important goals, we welcome this effort, but at the same time, we must remind that the imperialists wish to take control of the DPRK without a single shot, in order to promote their interests, as they did it for example in former Czechoslovakia. That is why the Korean people must prevent the penetration of the decadent and shrewd imperialist ideology and culture into the DPRK.

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16th plenary meeting of Paektusan Association was held

Prague (Praha), June 17, Juche 107 (2018) – On Saturday, June 16, Juche 107 (2018) the 16th plenary meeting of the Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association, a registered association, was held in Prague to review the activities from the 15th plenary meeting held on June 17, Juche 106 (2017) and to discuss its work in a situation of a gradual process of moderating tensions between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the largest imperialist power of the world, the United States.
The meeting began with the national anthems of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The meeting room was decorated with the DPRK flag and the picture of the Great Leaders Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il surrounded by children. Participants were offered Paektusan magazines and stickers, and brochures with works of the Great Leaders.Číst dál →

Statement of the 16th plenary meeting of the Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association

Prague, June 16, Juche 107 (2018) – The 16th plenary meeting of the Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association was gathered at a time when significant changes in the international relations of the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea and strengthening of its position in the world took place.
Growing support for the politics of the Respected Supreme Leader Comrade Kim Jong Un and the Workers Party of Korea in the World and building its own strong and highly organized and modern military equipment of the DPRK’s national defense forces the US and its vassals to address the Korean Peninsula issue not by military intervention but by negotiating settlement in this area. The solution is not by means of a war conflict, but by the peace process that the DPRK has been seeking since its inception.

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Forward to the Day of the Sun – Juche 107 (2018)

On April 15, the people of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and its friends from all over the world celebrate Day of the Sun, the 106th birth anniversary of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung.

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was born from the wreckage of a country occupied for 35 years by the Japanese imperialists. Their atrocities still outweighed the raid of US aggressors and their vassals during the Patriotic Liberation War. In many other countries war crimes were quickly forgotten, and we also met with their apologies and approvals. Otherwise, in People’s Korea, through consistent class education and the great Juche idea, the young generation understands the real essence of imperialism and the importance of national independence and the construction of socialism.

Members of the Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association and the Czech Group for the Study and Materialization of the Juche Idea and all progressive people in former Czechoslovak Socialist Republic respect the DPRK as a fortress of social progress and independence, which is most rigorously defending rightful peace and resistance against imperialism. At the same time, it provides its entire people with social security that does not exist in most of the world.Číst dál →

Honorary chairman of Paektusan Association comrade Jiří Jarka passed away

Dear comrades,

on the eve of the Day of the Shining Star I have sad responsibility to inform you that the honorary chairman of the Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association comrade Jiří Jarka passed away suddenly on February 7, Juche 107 (2018) at the age of 88.

Comrade Jarka was co-founder of the Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association (registered by the Ministry of interior of the Czech republic in 1999), its former chairman, later honorary chairman.

He was born on April 15, 1929 (the Day of the Sun). He served as a pilot of the Czechoslovak People’s Army and reached the rank of Major. In the second half of the 1980s he served as the military attaché of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. He was a longtime member of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia and a holder of several high state decorations of the DPRK.Číst dál →