Kim Yong Dae, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK, had a talk with diplomatic envoys of ASEAN countries here at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Monday to mark the 50th founding anniversary of ASEAN.
They included Bambang Hiendrasto, ambassador of Indonesia, Pham Viet Hung, Vietnamese ambassador, Phonekham Inthaboualy, Laotian ambassador, and Sin Bunthoeurn, Cambodian ambassador.
Talks were held between Kim Yong Nam, president of the DPRK Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly on a visit to Iran, and Hassan Rouhani, president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, on Sunday.
Kim Yong Nam referred to the fact that the line of simultaneously developing the two fronts set out by the Workers’ Party of Korea is being implemented to the letter under the guidance of respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and the achievements gained in the struggle for independence, Songun and socialism under the banner of self-development-first principle.
He stressed the need to further develop the friendly and cooperative relations between the DPRK and Iran and the Non-Aligned Movement.
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DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju Sunday sent a congratulatory message to Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on his election as prime minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Expressing belief that the good friendly and cooperative relations between the peoples of the two countries would grow stronger, the message wished the prime minister bigger success in his work.
On the same day, DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho sent a similar message to Khawaja Muhammad Asif on his appointment as foreign minister of Pakistan.
Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK, attended the inaugural ceremony of the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the Majlis Building in Teheran on Saturday.
Present there were heads of state and government and delegations from different countries and representatives of international organizations including the EU, personages of the Iranian government, Majlis, the military and religious circles and other figures of various circles.
The speaker of the Iranian Majlis made a congratulatory speech at the inaugural ceremony.
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A delegation of the Institute for International Studies of China led by Director Su Ge visited the DPRK from July 31 to Aug. 4.
During the stay, the delegation paid a courtesy call on a vice-minister of Foreign Affairs and exchanged views on the matters of mutual concern, including the prevailing situation of the Korean peninsula, with officials of the Institute for Disarmament and Peace and the Academy of Social Sciences of the DPRK.