“President Kim Il Sung was really like the Sun when he warmly embraced me with a bright smile in his face, saying that he felt like seeing an old friend of him though it was his first meeting with me.
I was attracted to the President unwittingly.
To tell you the truth, I myself was completely enchanted by the President at my first meeting.
I was born and grew up in Italy taking pride in time-honoured culture and tradition, so I had been unusually proud and convinced of my view, and they might call me a European chauvinist.
When I had been busy travelling all over the world and talking to not a few high-ranking figures in many countries and regions such as Europe and Latin America for the sake of society and justice, I had never yielded or given up my self-respect.
Nevertheless, the moment I saw His Excellency President Kim Il Sung, I strongly felt as if I were meeting the Heavenly saint my mother had often told me.”
It is part of an article written by Giancarlo Elia Valori completely enchanted by the President’s personality.