Pyongyang, October 26 (KCNA) — Haissam Saad, Syrian charge d’affaires ad interim in Korea, on Monday gave a reception at the embassy on the occasion of the second anniversary of the great leader Kim Jong Il’s election as General Secretary of the Worker’s Party of Korea and the 54th founding anniversary of the WPK.
Present on invitation were Choe Thae Bok, secretary of the Central Committee of the WPK, Rim Kyong Suk, Minister of Finance, Mun Jae Chol, acting chairman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, and other officials concerned.
Haissam Saad said in his speech that nobody could deny the fact that the DPRK has overcome all the difficulties and risen up as a powerful country.
The Syrian Arab Socialist Baath Party and the Worker’s Party of Korea, the peoples and armies of the two countries are maintaining special relations true to the intentions of the great leaders Hafez al Assad and Kim Jong Il, he said.
Noting that Syria is standing firm on the side of the DPRK that is striving to reunify the divided country in a peaceful way without any outside interference, he wished the friendly Korean people steady progress and prosperity.
Choe Thae Bok said in his speech that the Syrian party and people are making all their efforts to realize national sovereignty and territorial integrity and to build a free and prosperous country under the slogan “unification, freedom and socialism.”
He said that the WPK and the Korean people would always invariably support the righteous struggle of the Syrian party and people to retake the Golan Heights and the lost Arab land and settle the Middle East issue in a fair and comprehensive way and wish the Syrian party and people greater success in their struggle.
He stressed that the WPK would make all its efforts to continuously develop the traditional relations of friendship and cooperation between the two parties and two peoples.
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