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Kim Jong Un Meets Syrian Delegation
| Pyongyang, July 24 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, met the delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic led by Abdullah al-Ahmar, deputy general secretary of the Syria's Baath Arab Socialist Party, on Wednesday.
The delegation is visiting the DPRK to participate in the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Korean people's victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War.
Present there were members of the delegation and Haissam Saad, charge d' affaires ad interim of the Syrian embassy here.
Kim Ki Nam and Kim Yang Gon, secretaries of the Central Committee of the WPK, and Kim Kye Gwan, first vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, were present there.
Kim Jong Un cordially met with the Syrian guests and had a talk with them.
The deputy general secretary conveyed the warm greetings of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to Kim Jong Un.
He offered warmest congratulations to Marshal Kim Jong Un and the friendly Korean people on behalf of President Bashar Al-Assad and the Syrian people on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War and expressed best wishes for Kim Jong Un's good health and happiness and for the Korean people's success in the efforts to build a thriving nation.
He expressed belief that the relations of friendship and cooperation that exist between the Syrian Arab Republic and the DPRK would continue growing strong in the interests of the two peoples.
Kim Jong Un warmly welcomed the delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic which made a long trip to come to the DPRK for taking part in the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War and extended a militant salute to President Bashar Al-Assad and the Syrian people.
Saying he was pleased to meet with the deputy general secretary who was received by President Kim Il Sung several times, Kim Jong Un noted it is a great encouragement to the Korean people that the party and government of Syria dispatched the delegation to the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the victory in the war.
He exchanged with the guests views on the issue of boosting the bilateral relations and other issues of mutual concern including the regional situation.
The conversation proceeded in a friendly and amicable atmosphere.
Kim Jong Un was presented with a gift of best wishes by the deputy general secretary.
He expressed deep thanks for this.
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