Choe Ryong Hae meets heads of foreign states and governments

Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), first vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, respectively met with Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez, president of the Republic of Cuba, Nicolas Maduro Moros, president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hage Geingob, president of the Republic of Namibia, Tun Mahathir Bin Mohamad, prime minister of Malaysia, and K. P. Sharma Oli, prime minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, during the 18th NAM Summit

Choe Ryong Hae took part in the 18th NAM Summit held in Azerbaijan as the head of a delegation of the DPRK.

Choe Ryong Hae conveyed greetings of Kim Jong Un, chairman of the WPK and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK to the presidents of Cuba, Venezuela and Namibia and the prime ministers of Malaysia and Nepal.

The heads of the states and governments expressed their deep gratitude for the greetings and asked Choe Ryong Hae to convey to the respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un their heartfelt greetings and best wishes.

Referring to the successes made by the DPRK in building a powerful socialist country by dint of self-reliance under the wise leadership of Kim Jong Un, Choe Ryong Hae at the meetings underscored the need to boost the bilateral relations among the countries.

The Venezuelan president said that he keeps great reverence for the respected H.E. Kim Jong Un, adding that he will further develop the relations between the two countries in all fields and strengthen support and cooperation in the international arena including the United Nations.

The Namibian president said he remembers that H.E. President Kim Il Sung rendered material and moral support and encouragement for Namibia in the struggle for achieving its independence and building a new society and that he will always keep the honor of being received by Kim Il Sung during his visit to the DPRK in the past.

Recalling the time when he was received by H.E. President Kim Il Sung during his visit to Pyongyang in 1979, the Malaysian prime minister expressed his determination to positively develop the relations with the DPRK while regarding it as the life to maintain the independent stand in the external relations.

The prime minister of Nepal highly praised the Korean people for having achieved great successes in building a powerful socialist nation by dint of self-support and self-reliance under the leadership of H.E. Kim Jong Un, expressing full support to the Korean people in their struggle for reunifying the country against the foreign forces' interference.

Meanwhile, Choe Ryong Hae separately met with Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, vice-president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and Alounkeo Kittikhoun, minister to the Prime Minister's Office who is a special envoy of the president of the Lao People's Democratic Republic.

(KCNA - October 29, 2019)