A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on July 4 with regard to the national referendum on the constitutional amendment held in Russia:
The constitutional amendment was assured through a national referendum on July 1, with nearly 80% of the participants in the referendum supporting the amendment.
We are pleased with the successful holding of the national referendum on the constitutional amendment, and we respect the choice made by the Russian people.
The latest national referendum holds great significance in safeguarding the national sovereignty and territorial integrity, consolidating the political stability and achieving the socio-economic progress in the Russian Federation.
We cherish the friendly relations with the Russian Federation and sincerely wish the Russian people greater successes in building a strong Russia under the leadership of President Putin.