Published: 21:11, April 23, 2020 | Updated: 03:44, June 6, 2023
DPRK leader Kim sends thank-you message to Syria's Al-Assad
By Xinhua

In this Dec 29, 2019, photo provided Dec 30, by the DPRK government, DPRK leader Kim Jong-un speaks during a Workers' Party meeting in Pyongyang. (KOREAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY / KOREA NEWS SERVICE VIA AP)

PYONGYANG - Kim Jong-un, leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), sent a message to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Wednesday to thank the latter for his note on Kim's grandfather's birth anniversary, KCNA reported.

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On Wednesday, the DPRK marked the 108 birth anniversary of its founder Kim Il-sung, grandfather of Kim Jong-un.

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In his message, the DPRK leader said the DPRK-Syria friendly and cooperative ties would grow stronger, adding that he wished the Syrian president good health and greater success.