Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) — Kim Jong Un, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, received a congratulatory message from Bashar Al－Assad, president of the Syrian Arab Republic, on April 10.
The message said:
I extend my sincere warm congratulations to you on April 15 this year, the 104th birth anniversary of the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung, eternal President of the DPRK. And I wish you good health and happiness and the friendly people of your country bigger progress and prosperity,
We come to recollect the great exploits of HE President Kim Il Sung who founded the DPRK, set forth the main line of the Korean revolution and thus led your friendly country to defend its sovereignty and independence, pursue an independent policy and hold an important position in the world arena on the occasion of his birth anniversary.
On this special opportunity, I am convinced that the good relations between the Syrian Arab Republic and the DPRK would grow stronger in the interests of the peoples of our two friendly countries.
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