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Greetings to Lao President
Pyongyang, December 1 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, sent a message of greetings to Choummaly Saynasone, President of Laos, on Monday on the occasion of the 33rd anniversary of the Lao People's Democratic Republic.

In the message Kim Yong Nam noted that over the past 33 years after the foundation of the Republic the Lao people have gained great successes in the efforts to achieve national unity and build an independent and prosperous, new society under the correct leadership of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party.

Sincerely hoping that the Lao people would carry out the decision of the 8th congress of the party and make bigger successes in the efforts to further strengthen the people's democratic system and achieve the prosperity and development of the country, the message expressed the belief that the traditional relations of friendship and cooperation between the peoples of the two countries forged in the way of the common cause of socialism against imperialism would steadily expand and strengthen in the future, too.

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