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Kim Jong Un receives reply message from Palestinian president

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, received a reply message from Mahmoud Abbas, president of the State of Palestine and chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, on November 17.

The president in the message extended deep thanks on behalf of the State of Palestine and its people and on his own behalf to Kim Jong Un for sending a kind congratulatory message and reaffirming his stand of firm support and solidarity on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of the proclamation of the State of Palestine.

The message hoped that the day would come when the proclamation of the State would be celebrated in the Palestinian territory and Kuds, the capital of an independent state.

It wished Kim Jong Un good health and happiness and the friendly DPRK and its people greater progress and prosperity.

(KCNA - November 21, 2019)

Choe Son Hui meets Sergei Lavrov

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First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui on a visit to the Russian Federation as head of a delegation of the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea met and had a friendly talk with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Nov. 20.

Discussed at the meeting was the issue of comprehensively developing, from a strategic viewpoint, the DPRK-Russia relations facing a new golden age amid the interest of the top leaders of the two countries.

(KCNA - November 21, 2019)

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with State Affairs Commission Member and First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK Choe Son-hui

On November 20, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov received State Affairs Commission Member and First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK Choe Son-hui, who arrived in Moscow to hold the first round of strategic dialogue between Russia and the DPRK.

The officials discussed current issues related to the development of bilateral relations …

Choe Son Hui has strategic talks with Vladimir Titov

There was a strategic talks between Choe Son Hui, first vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK, and Vladimir Titov, first deputy foreign minister of the Russian Federation, in Moscow on November 20.

In the strategic talks, both sides discussed the issues of further developing the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries by thoroughly implementing the agreements reached at the historic DPRK-Russia summit meeting, had an in-depth exchange of views on regional and international issues of mutual concern and agreed to strengthen strategic cooperation.

The talks proceeded in a sincere and friendly atmosphere.

(KCNA - November 21, 2019)

Press release on the first round of strategic dialogue between Russia and the DPRK

On November 20, the first round of strategic dialogue between the Russian Federation and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was held between First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov and First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui in Moscow. …

Everything needs suitable time and place

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Via KCNA

The preparation for a special ASEAN summit slated to open in Pusan, south Korea on November 25 is reportedly pushed forward in its final stage.

On November 5, south Korean President Moon Jae In politely sent to us a personal letter earnestly inviting the Chairman of the State Affairs Commission (SAC) of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to be present in the special summit.

There is no reason for us not to be grateful for it, if the personal letter contained the sincere trust in the SAC Chairman and invitation carrying earnest expectation.

We already know that the south side is looking forward to the visit by the SAC Chairman, with full preparations of the highest level including escort and ceremonies regarding his visit to Pusan.

We also fully understand the distress and agony of President Moon Jae In to hold on to the opportunity to make it a new occasion for unraveling the present north-south relations.

This can be known from the fact that in the wake of t…

US pressure on S Korea over renewal of GSOMIA

By KCNA

The U.S. pressure on south Korea is getting stronger as the expiration date of the general security of military intelligence agreement (GSOMIA) is near at hand.

Those concerned of the State Department and the Defense Department flied to Seoul one after another to pressurize south Korea to retract its decision to scrap GSOMIA. The U.S. Congress and even the U.S. embassy in south Korea are joining them.

They are pressurizing south Korea every day to mend its relations with Japan, as evidenced by their loud talk about "security cooperation between south Korea, the U.S. and Japan" and "importance of intelligence sharing between allies" at a meeting of the south Korea-U.S. military commission on Nov. 14, annual security consultative meeting on Nov. 15 and the talks between defense ministers of the U.S., Japan and south Korea in Thailand on Nov. 17.

As far as GSOMIA high on the agenda is concerned, it was hastily concluded by traitor Pak Geun Hye with Japan in a …

Japan is dangerous warmongering state

By KCNA

There will be no such country as Japan, which so much likes to use the word "peace" when referring to itself.

There are so many phrases it likes to talk about all the time -- "peace state", "peace constitution", "peaceful development", "proactive pacifism," etc.

But its actual behavior is contrary to those phrases.

The Japanese regime recently brought up for formal discussion the issue of dispatching an escort warship of the "Self-Defense Forces" to the Middle East. It built an ultra-modern submarine capable of conducting underwater operation longer than other subs, the biggest diesel-powered sub in the world, and put it in commission.

The Japanese authorities are insisting that the sub is for ensuring the security of its vessels and preserving peace. But as a leopard can't change its spots, Japan's abnormal behavior comes to be a denial to such insistence.

Now in Japan its past wars of aggression are openly e…

Kim Myong Gil answers US and Sweden

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By By DPRK FM Roving Ambassador Kim Myong Gil

Kim Myong Gil, roving ambassador of the DPRK Foreign Ministry, on Tuesday gave the following answers to the questions put by KCNA as regards the DPRK-U.S. dialogue:

Question: Could you comment on U.S. media's recent report that the DPRK-U.S. working negotiations are quite likely to open in December?

Answer: As we have already reiterated several times, the DPRK-U.S. dialogue is impossible unless the U.S. makes a bold decision to drop the hostile policy towards the DPRK.

Question: It is said that the special representative of the U.S. Department of State for north Korea policy suggested having a meeting again within December through a third country. Which country is it?

Answer: It is Sweden.

Question: The United States asked Sweden to deliver the suggestion, not having direct contact with the DPRK. What is the reason?

Answer: In my opinion, the U.S. side traded on Sweden not to give impression that it fawns on the DPRK.

The DPRK ap…