Choe Ryong Hae meets president of Azerbaijan

(1) Choe Ryong Hae Meets president of Azerbaijan

Baku, October 24 (KCNA Correspondent) -- 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, met with Ilham Aliyev, president of the Republic of Azerbaijan, at the presidential palace on Oct. 24. Choe Ryong Hae is visiting Azerbaijan to take part in the 18th NAM Summit as the head of a delegation of the DPRK.

Choe Ryong Hae politely conveyed warm greetings of Kim Jong Un, chairman of the WPK and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK to President Ilham Aliyev.

Ilham Aliyev expressed his deep gratitude for this and asked Choe Ryong Hae to convey to Kim Jong Un his heartfelt greeting and best wishes.

Referring to the successes made by the Korean people in the building of a powerful socialist country with self-reliance as a treasured sword for prosperity under the wise guidance of Kim Jong Un, Choe Ryong Hae expressed the principled stand of the DPRK government for peace and security of the Korean peninsula.

Ilham Aliyev hoped that exchange and cooperation with the DPRK would expand in various fields on the principle of mutual benefit in the future, too.

Saying that the DPRK-U.S. summit meetings and talks held by Kim Jong Un caused a worldwide sensation and served as historic events which increased the international community's respect for the DPRK, he stressed that he was very interested in the efforts of the DPRK for peace and security of the Korean peninsula.

Expressing his intention to boost mutual support and cooperation in the international arena, he hoped that the DPRK would continue to play an important role in the NAM.

(2) Choe Ryong Hae Meets president of Azerbaijan