Kim Yong Nam, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, sent a message of greetings on Wednesday to the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union being held in Addis Ababa of Ethiopia.
Kim in the message expressed the belief that the AU summit would bear wonderful fruition in desires of the peoples of the countries in the region.
He hoped that the AU summit would mark a significant occasion in accelerating integration of the continent and achieving its prosperity as well as in promoting its socio-economic development, reaffirming the invariable stand of the DPRK government to further expand and develop onto a new high stage the traditional relations of friendship and cooperation with the AU and its member states.
At a reception hosted by the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK for the diplomatic corps in the DPRK on 18 January on the occasion of the New Year, the issue of delivering UN humanitarian assistance to the DPRK was discussed between a DPRK foreign ministry official, Chinese ambassador to the DPRK and the representatives of international organizations to the DPRK.
As witnessed by a journalist present at the reception, the Chinese ambassador, as regards difficulties of supplying humanitarian assistance to the DPRK, said that China does not do anything that causes an impediment to the humanitarian assistance to the DPRK.
The representatives of the international organizations including the UN resident coordinator to the DPRK pointed out that it was a stark reality that the equipment and supplies provided by the international organizations to the DPRK are being delayed in transport or not delivered due to the steps taken by the Chinese side at present.
Kim Yong Nam, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK, sent a message of sympathy to Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, president of the Republic of South Africa, on Saturday in connection with the recent train collision accidents in South Africa which caused huge casualties.
The message expressed deep sympathy and condolences to the president and the government of South Africa and the bereaved families of the victims and hoped that its government and people would eradicate the aftermath of the accidents as early as possible.
Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, received a message of greeting from Bashar Al-Assad, president of the Syrian Arab Republic, on Saturday.
Extending the heartfelt greetings to respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un on the occasion of the New Year, the message wished that the new year would be a year when bigger pleasure and happiness would come to him and his family and the well-being and happy life to the friendly Korean people.
Premier Pak Pong Ju, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, sent a congratulatory message to Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga upon his appointment as prime minister of the Republic of Mali on January 8.
The message wished him success in his work for the socio-economic development of the country, expressing the belief that the traditional bilateral ties of friendship and cooperation would steadily develop.