Pyongyang, April 14 (KCNA) — Kim Jong Un, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, sent a congratulatory message to Bashar Al-Assad, president of the Syrian Arab Republic, on Thursday.
The message said:
I extend warm congratulations to you and the government and people of your friendly country on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the independence of Syria.
Over the past 70 years since independence the Syrian Arab people have firmly defended the sovereignty and dignity of the country from the moves of the imperialists for aggression and intervention and are now registering big successes in the struggle to meet all challenges of the hostile forces and achieve the security, stability and territorial integrity of the country under your correct leadership.
Availing myself of this opportunity, I sincerely wish you good health and bigger successes in your responsible work, reaffirming my firm support and solidarity for the just cause of the Syrian Arab people.
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