Jindallae (Azalea) Is in Full Bloom in Alien Land
"I have leader Kim Jong Il deep in my heart as my real father. I and my family will stand by the Korean people anywhere we live and continue to commemorate the Day of the Sun and the Day of the Shining Star.…"
That is a letter sent to dear respected Kim Jong Un by Mustafa Al Safarini, chairman of the Arab Information Center who doubles representative for the Southeast Asian Region of the Afro-Asian People's Solidarity Organization in Beijing, and his daughter who is a doctor of Beijing Hospital No. 3 in China.
In May 1990, Palestinian President Arafat visited the DPRK. At that time he asked President Kim Il Sung to manufacture a ship for his country, the same with that he had seen in a Middle Eastern country.
The President willingly accepted his request and saw to it that a ship was made immediately and sent to his country. The ship was a symbol of friendship between the DPRK and Palestine.
When the ship named Jindallae arrived in his country Mustafa Al Safarini had a photograph taken with the ship for a background.
Afterwards, he worked as a diplomatic envoy in Pyongyang and her wife received a medical treatment at the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital under the loving care of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
Later she gave birth to a daughter after ten years of marriage. The couple requested Kim Jong Il to name their daughter according to the custom of Palestine.
Kim Jong Il accepted their request and named her Jindallae (azalea).
When she presented her congratulatory letter and photo album to Kim Jong Il in February last year on his birthday, Jindallae said:
"Pyongyang is my native place and I spent my childhood there. And it is my second fatherland. Kim Jong Il is my father because he gave me life and love."
She is 26 years old now.
In July last year she and her father visited the DPRK at the invitation of the DPRK Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries and visited different places such as the old home of President Kim Il Sung in Mangyongdae, the secret camp on Mt. Paektu, Kim Il Sung University, and Pyongyang Middle School No.1.
The happiness of Jindallae's family was associated with the affection of the President and Kim Jong Il.
In May, 1992 before leaving Korea, Mustafa Al Safarini was received by the President with his daughter.
The President held her on his lap and asked her father to bring up her well and blessed her future.
Kim Jong Il sent gifts on her birthdays.
At the end of last year she and her father heard the sad news of his demise. They were really sorrowful.
On December 20, last year they visited the DPRK embassy in Beijing and expressed deep condolence in bitter grief. While placing a wreath before the portrait of leader Kim Jong Il and mourning for his demise, they shed the warm tears of sorrow.
"I express my deepest grief over the demise of my dearest father. Some days ago, I visited Pyongyang, my native place, with a dream to meet you, my dearest father, after 20 years since I left there.
When I heard the sad news like a bolt from a clear sky, my heart was likely to break and I was at a loss what to do. You will be alive in my heart forever. Jindallae Safarini"
Not only she, but all the world progressives wish the eternality of the great sun.
Ri Yong, Correspondent in Beijing