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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

18th plenary meeting of the Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association was held

The 18th plenary meeting of the Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association was held in Prague on Saturday, June 19, 2021.

The meeting began with the anthems of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Chairman Comrade RSDr.  Jozef Servista at the beginning of his speech welcomed the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Comrade PhDr. Ju Won Chol and III. Secretary of the Embassy ​​Comrade Ri Kyong Son. He evaluated the history and activities of the organization, marked in the period since the 17th plenary session (June 8, 2019) by the coronavirus pandemic, due to which most of the planned events had to be canceled.

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Briefly on the significance of the Juche Idea for the international progressive movement

On the occasion of Sun Day – 109th anniversary of the birth of the great leader Comrade KIM IL SUNG – April 15, Juche 110 (2021)

 

(Contribution to an international seminar organized by the Romanian National Committee for the Study of the Juche Idea)

The importance of the Juche Idea for the international progressive movement stands out especially in the comparison of the history of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the former socialist states, in which there was a counter-revolution and the restoration of capitalism.

Such a comparison also explains how Korean socialism could be defended in the most difficult years of the intensified reactionary offensive after the fall of the world socialist camp.

The power of Korean socialism is secured primarily by unanimous unity, assured by the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung, and the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il, under whose leadership all factional and hostile forces throughout the party and society have been crushed. In contrast, the former socialist states paid dearly for the presence of counter-revolutionaries even in the leadership of the former ruling parties, who became the main internal force for the renewal of capitalism. Číst dál

Statement on the shameful attacks by US imperialists and their henchmen against the DPRK

The Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association and the Czech Group for the Study and Materialization of the Juche Idea are outraged by the escalation of hostilities by US imperialists and their henchmen against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, which is a thorn in the side of its enemies as a dignified independent socialist state.

The US imperialists have failed to fulfill any of their promises in negotiations with the DPRK’s top leadership, and by continuing pressure on unilateral disarmament and clinging to illegal sanctions, they have long thwarted the efforts of all progressive people across Korea and abroad for just peace on the Korean Peninsula and independent peaceful reunification.

After a short period of hypocrisy, the south Korean authorities once again act as a faithful puppet clique of their American masters and carry out other provocative joint military exercises against their compatriots with their occupying mercenaries. Číst dál

Contribution of Comrade Alexander Velitš to the online seminar of the European Regional Society for the Study of the Juche Idea

Despite the high workload, vice-chairman of the Paektu Czech-Korean Friendship Association Comrade Alexander Velitš sent his contribution to the international electronic seminar of the European Regional Society for the Study of the Juche Idea, which held on October 24. The following is the full text:

It can be said that the last decade in Europe has been matked by chaos and social crisis. There is also talk of the so-called crisis of democracy. But what exactly is democracy? Democracy means the rule of the people, but if we look at the practice in capitalist countries, they are ruled by those who have money, then there is some „middle class“ and finally, there is a group of people living in poverty.

Democracy itself is not bad, but it must be the real government of the people and not the bourgeois theatre which pretend like democracy. The fact that a socialist regime is more democratic than the capitalist one is also evidenced by the fact that an ordinary worker or peasant gets into the council much easier than into the capitalist parliament. Because in the capitalist parliament, there are often people who do not know the normal conditions in society, they are detached from the people and are not able to react flexibly to social events, to fulfill the will of the citizens. Číst dál

75 Years of the Workers‘ Party of Korea, the Vanguard of the Korean Revolution

We are celebrating this year’s 75th anniversary of the founding of the glorious Workers‘ Party of Korea (October 10, 1945) in an atmosphere of further proud achievements of the Korean Revolution under the brilliant leadership of Marshal Kim Jong Un, but also in an extremely challenging period when socialist Korea bravely faces a series of brutal natural disasters, the worldwide coronavirus pandemic and the continuing pressure, threats and criminal sanctions of the imperialists and their henchmen.

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The scientific accuracy and truthfulness of the socialist theory of Juche

Contribution to the international e-seminar on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the publication of the work of great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il „Socialism is science“

 

25 years ago, on November 1, 1994, great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il published his essential work „Socialism is science“. Its release contributed to the defense of the great cause of socialism in a very difficult period of the international revolutionary movement, not long after the restoration of capitalism in the former Soviet Union and most socialist countries, and only months after the demission of great leader comrade Kim Il Sung, who led the Korean Revolution to victory over the Japanese occupiers and over barbaric aggression of the American imperialists and their vassals, and for nearly half a century he led the socialist Korea, which under his leadership rose from the ashes in the most brilliant country of the ruling working people. Číst dál

Joining the debris creates a large wreck

Speech of the First Vice-Chairman of the Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association and the Czech Group for the Study and Materialization of the Juche Idea Comrade Lukáš Vrobel at the 46th Prague Theoretical and Political Conference „On the Issue of International Unity and the Interaction of the Communist Movement in the Fight Against Anti-Communism and War Dangers, for Social Progress“, held on October 12, 2019 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist International.

 

Dear comrades,

the disunity of the world communist movement is a serious fact, decisively contributing to its detachment from the working masses in most countries and to its inability.

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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