Message of Greetings to Kim Jong Il from Putin

Pyongyang, April 15 (KCNA) — Kim Jong Il, chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, received a message of greetings from Russian President Putin on the 94th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung.

The message said:

I feel satisfied with the fact that the friendly relations between the two countries which developed under the deep care of President Kim Il Sung have made progress with fresh energy in recent years.

Russia and the DPRK have maintained close political dialogue and conducted constructive bilateral cooperation in the international arena.
It is my belief that the steady strengthening and deepening of positive cooperation in full line with the interests of the Russian and Korean peoples will contribute to consolidating peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and in the region as a whole.
Esteemed Your Excellency Chairman, I wish you good health and new success in your work to carry out important tasks for the DPRK’s socio-economic development and the promotion of the wellbeing of the Korean people.

Please accept my high regard.

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