Kim Yong Nam pays official visit to Venezuela

Date: 30/11/2018 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

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There were talks between Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and Nicolas Maduro Moros, president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, on Tuesday afternoon at the Presidential Palace of Venezuela. Kim Yong Nam is heading a DPRK delegation on an official visit to Venezuela.

Kim Yong Nam said that the relations between the DPRK and Venezuela are developing into the ones of true and close friends and firm comrades, adding that the struggle of the Venezuelan people for independence against imperialism, for peace against war and for socialism will dynamically advance.

The Venezuelan president sincerely wished Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un good health, and hoped that he would victoriously guide the Korean people. He also expressed belief that the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries would develop with stronger vitality in the future, too.

Opinions on the issues of developing the bilateral friendly and cooperative relations and the non-aligned movement and other issues of mutual concern were exchanged at the talks.

Present there from the DPRK side were Pak Thae Song, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Ho Yong Bok, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, and other members of the DPRK delegation, and DPRK Ambassador to Venezuela Ri Sung Gil, and from the Venezuelan side were Foreign Minister of People's Power Jorge Alberto Arreaza Montserrat, Tania Dias, vice-chairperson of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela and first vice-president of the National Constituent Assembly, and other officials concerned.

Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea who is leading the delegation of the DPRK on an official visit to Venezuela, met President of the National Constituent Assembly of Venezuela Diosdado Cabello on Nov. 27.

Present there were members of the DPRK delegation including Pak Thae Song, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, and Ri Sung Gil, the DPRK ambassador to Venezuela, Tania Dias, first vice-president of the National Constituent Assembly of Venezuela, Gladys Requena, its second vice-president, and officials concerned.

A talk proceeded in a friendly atmosphere.

President Diosdado Cabello hosted a luncheon in honor of the DPRK delegation.

That day the DPRK delegation placed a wreath before the National Martyrs Cemetery of Venezuela and visited the La Montana Barracks where the remains of Hugo Chavez Frias, former president of Venezuela, are buried, to pay respects.

Meanwhile, a memorandum of understanding and an agreement between the foreign ministries of the DPRK and Venezuela were signed.

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