Greetings to Session of Assembly of Heads of State and Government of African Union

Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK, on Monday sent a message of greetings to the heads of state and government and representatives attending the 29th session of assembly of heads of state and government of African Union(AU).

In the message he said that the proposal and efforts of the AU to solve the issue of Africa by itself, achieve peace, stability and socio-economic development of the Continent and accelerate its politico-economic integration are arousing full sympathy from the Korean people and the world progressives.

The message expressed support for and solidarity with the stand of the African countries raising their common voice that they should legitimately exercise their sovereignty and influence in the world arena and the unfair reality should be changed through UN reforms as the African continent is not represented in the permanent seats at the UNSC.

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Greetings to Belarusian President

Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK, Monday sent a message of greetings to Aleksandr Lukashenko, president of Belarus, on the occasion of its national Day.

The message expressed belief that the long-standing relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries would grow stronger in the interests and desire of the two peoples and wished the president greater success in his responsible work for the country’s development and the people’s well-being.

Greetings to President of Burundi

Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK, on Saturday sent a message of greetings to Pierre Nkurunziza, president of Burundi, on the 55th anniversary of its independence.

Kim in the message wished the president bigger success in his work for defending the nation’s sovereignty and its people’s well-being, expressing the belief that the traditional relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries would grow stronger in the common interests.

KAHRS Spokesman Hits Anti-DPRK Human Rights Campaign

A spokesman of the Korean Association for Human Rights Studies gave the following answer raised by KCNA on June 30 as regards the reckless remarks with ulterior political purposes made by the “International Coalition to Stop Crimes against Humanity in North Korea” severely distorting the reality of the DPRK:

Recently a member of the “International Coalition to Stop Crimes against Humanity in North Korea”, an anti-DPRK plot-breeding organization, prattled that majority of equipment used in the Masikryong Ski Resort was purchased in violation of the UN sanctions, “child slavery labor” was used in the operation of the Ski Resort and that 30 young people died in a bus accident on their way to the resort. This is a complete fabrication.

Such groundless lies, made unhesitatingly towards the International Olympic Committee and the international community at large, are an unpardonably despicable act.

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