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Slovak President Hopes for Stable Situation on Korean Peninsula
Pyongyang, January 23 (KCNA) -- DPRK Ambassador to Slovakia Ri Kwang Il presented his credentials to Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic on Jan. 17.

Recalling that he watched TV showing mourning events on the demise of leader Kim Jong Il, the president said it was very sad that he passed away.

He sincerely wished the Korean people great successes on the road of development under the leadership of the dear respected Kim Jong Un, the supreme leader.

Slovakia and the DPRK have a long history of friendship as well as experience gained in closely cooperating in various fields including politics, economy and culture, the president said.

He hoped that the bilateral relations would grow stronger in the interests of the two countries. He also expected that the situation on the Korean Peninsula would be stabilized as early as possible.

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