Pyongyang, July 26 (KCNA) — Enrique Montoto Cruz, Cuban charge d’affaires here, Tuesday hosted a reception at the embassy on the occasion of the 53rd anniversary of the attack on the Moncada Barracks.
Present there on invitation were Kim Ki Nam, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Kim Yong Jin, minister of Education, Mun Jae Chol, acting chairman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, Pak Kyong Son, vice department director of the WPK Central Committee, Kim Jong Gak, vice-minister of the People’s Armed Forces, Kim Hyong Jun, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, Ri Myong San, vice-minister of Foreign Trade, and other officials concerned.
Staff members of the Cuban embassy were also on hand.
Enrique Montoto Cruz said in a speech that the Cuban people received genuine and disinterested assistance from world people, from the fraternal Korean people in particular, while waging their stubborn and brave struggle.
The Cuban people, too, have always encouraged the fraternal Korean people in their struggle to build a powerful socialist nation, oppose the U.S. imperialists, the common enemy of the peoples the world over, protect peace from war and reunify the country and will render positive support to them in the future, too, he said, and continued:
The relations of friendship and solidarity between Cuba and the DPRK based on the close friendship that existed between President Kim Il Sung, the great leader of the Korean people, and Supreme Commander Fidel Castro Ruz are being given steady continuity by the peoples of the two countries in the course of their struggle to defend the sovereignty and independence from the constant threats of the U.S. imperialists and their allies.
No force on earth can break the strong friendly ties between the two peoples of Cuba and the DPRK that have grown strong throughout their history of common struggle and victory.
Kim Ki Nam in his speech referred to the fact that the Cuban people have achieved great successes in the socialist construction, resolutely frustrating the sanctions and blockade of the U.S. imperialists in the revolutionary spirit of Moncada under the wise leadership of the Communist Party of Cuba headed by Fidel Castro Ruz.
The Korean people are rejoiced over them as over their own and will extend full support and solidarity to the fraternal Cuban people in their just struggle to defend the motherland, revolution and socialist gains, he noted, and continued:
The traditional friendly and cooperative relations between the two parties and peoples forged on the basis of the particular comradely obligation of Kim Il Sung and Fidel Castro Ruz are growing stronger as the days go by under the deep care of the top leaders of the two countries.
The Workers’ Party of Korea and the people of the DPRK will as ever make positive efforts to comprehensively boost in all fields the friendly and cooperative ties with socialist Cuba based on the comradely obligation, revolutionary principle and class obligation.
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