Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, on Monday received the visiting Cuban state delegation headed by Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, first vice-president of the Council of State and first vice-president of the Council of Ministers of Cuba.
He met with the members of the delegation and had a cordial talk with them.
He warmly welcomed the DPRK visit by the Cuban state delegation on the 55th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries and asked the head of the delegation to convey his greetings to Comrade Fidel Castro Ruz and Comrade Raul Castro Ruz.
Comrade Fidel Castro Ruz and Comrade Raul Castro Ruz, close friends, comrades and comrades-in-arms of the Korean people, sent to the DPRK the state delegation of the Republic of Cuba one month before the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea, a great encouragement to the service personnel and people of the DPRK who are working hard to build a thriving socialist country, he said.
The DPRK visit by the Cuban state delegation is of weighty significance in instilling the history and tradition of the friendship between the DPRK and Cuba into the rising generation and further developing the fraternal relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries, he said, expressing belief that the invincible vitality of DPRK-Cuba friendship would be more dynamically demonstrated in the future, too, thanks to the efforts of both sides.
Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez conveyed a warm greeting of Fidel Castro Ruz and Raul Castro Ruz to Kim Jong Un.
He thanked Kim Jong Un for receiving the delegation though he is busy leading the drive for building a thriving nation.
He said that the friendly relations between the two countries provided by President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il together with Comrade Fidel Castro Ruz and Comrade Raul Castro Ruz are developing under the special care of Marshal Kim Jong Un and Comrade Raul Castro Ruz.
The Cuban party and government are rejoiced over the great achievements the Korean people are making in the drive for building a thriving socialist nation under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, he noted.
Cuba and the DPRK are far away from each other geographically but they are firmly united with common ideology and friendship and the two peoples are comrades-in-arms standing together in the forefront for independence against imperialism, he said, adding it is the steadfast policy of the party and government of Cuba to steadily develop the Cuba-DPRK friendly and cooperative relations.
The conversation proceeded in a friendly and amicable atmosphere.
Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez presented a gift to Kim Jong Un.
Kim Jong Un expressed thanks for this and had a photo session with the members of the Cuban state delegation.
Accompanying him was Kim Yang Gon, member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.