The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un sent a congratulatory message to Raul Castro Ruz on June 3 as follows:
He extended his sincere congratulations and warm comradely greetings to the respected Comrade Raul Castro Ruz on his birthday.
Raul Castro Ruz made distinguished contribution to achieving the freedom and liberation of the Cuban people by waging the hard-fought armed struggle in his early years together with Fidel Castro Ruz, the eternal leader of the Cuban revolution. He has victoriously led the Communist Party of Cuba and the Cuban people to firmly defend and add luster to the sovereignty and dignity of the country and the gains of the revolution, braving all kinds of hardships and difficulties of the history for the past decades.
He was very glad that the sacred revolutionary cause of Cuba pioneered and led by Fidel Castro Ruz and Raul Castro Ruz all their lives has been steadily carried forward and is dynamically advancing.
Our Party and people always remember and appreciate the great contributions made by Raul Castro Ruz to strengthening the genuine comradely unity and the ties of friendship and cooperation between the two Parties and the two countries in the struggle for accomplishing the cause of independence and socialism against imperialism.
Kim Jong Un sincerely wished Raul Castro Ruz, the veteran leader of the Cuban revolution and a close friend and revolutionary comrade-in-arms of the Korean people, good health and happiness.