Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un , President of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, sent a congratulatory message to Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, President of the Russian Federation on May 12.
The message reads as follows:
On behalf of the government of the DPRK and all the Korean people, I extend my warm congratulations to you and to the government of the Russian Federation and the friendly Russian people on the occasion of the National Day of the Russian Federation.
The strong and wise Russian people have made proud history and culture for a long time since they took their deep roots in the vast land, and advanced along the proud road of development demonstrating the dignity and might of a powerful country.
Thanks to your correct decisions and guidance, the struggle of Russian people to foil the hostile forces’ escalating threats and challenges to deprive Russia of its sovereignty, security and peaceful life has entered a new decisive phase.
Justice is sure to win, and Russian people will continue to add glory to the history of victory, the tradition peculiar to them.
The DPRK people are extending full support and solidarity to the people of your country in their all-out struggle for implementing the sacred cause to preserve the sovereign rights, development and interests of the country against imperialists’ high-handed and arbitrary practices and to realize the international justice.
The DPRK-Russia friendship, which has weathered all trials of history generation after generation and century after century, is a precious strategic asset of the two countries and it is the firm stand of the DPRK government to continue to develop the good neighborly and cooperative relations, as required by the new era.
I affirm my willingness to strive for closer strategic cooperation between the DPRK and Russia, hand in hand with you, in conformity with the common desire of the peoples of the two countries to fulfill the grand goal of building a powerful country and reliably defend global peace and security.
I take this opportunity to sincerely wish you good health as well as bigger successes in your responsible work. I also extend the same kind of wish to the friendly Russian people for continued prosperity, development and victory.