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Kim Jong Un Sends Message to Russian President
Pyongyang, June 12 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, Thursday sent a message of greeting to Vladimir Putin, president of the Russian Federation.

The message said:

I extend congratulations to you and your friendly people on the occasion of the national day of the Russian Federation.

The Russian people have made great successes in the work to ensure the country's security and stability, modernize the economy and bolster up the national defence capability under your leadership.

I am pleased that the long-standing relations of friendship and cooperation between the DPRK and Russia are expanding and developing in the interests of the two peoples and express belief that these traditional relations would grow stronger in the spirit of the joint documents signed between the two sides.

Availing myself of this opportunity, I wish you success in your work to protect the dignity and interests of Russia and build powerful Russia.

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