Pyongyang, September 7 (KCNA) — Kim Jong Il, Chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army, received a message of greetings from Russian President B. Yeltsin on Friday, five days before the 50th anniversary of the DPRK.
Yeltsin said he extends his heartfelt congratulations to Kim Jong Il on the occasion of the 50th birthday of the DPRK.
He expressed the belief that the traditional relations of friendship between the Russian Federation and the DPRK will Develop in the interest of the welfare of the two peoples and peace and security in the Korean peninsula and the Asia-Pacific region.
He wished Kim Jong Il a long life in good health and success and the people of the DPRK happiness and wellbeing.
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