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Message to Kim Jong Il from Russian President
Pyongyang, April 15 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il received a message from Russian President D. Medvedev on Friday on the occasion of the 99th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung.

The message says:

Respected Your Excellency Kim Jong Il, please accept my sincere congratulations to you on the occasion of the national holiday, the 99th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung, the founder of the DPRK.

Russia highly appreciates the exploits President Kim Il Sung performed by multifariously developing the friendly relations between the two countries which have deep historical roots and tradition.

It is my belief that the mutual understanding reached between the two sides recently for steadily developing the bilateral cooperation would be embodied in the specific work to contribute to boosting the cooperation between Russia and the DPRK and ensuring peace and security in the Korean Peninsula and the rest of Northeast Asia.

Please accept my wishes for your success in the work for the welfare of your people.

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