Greetings to Russian President

Pyongyang, June 12 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, sent a message of greeting to Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, president of the Russian Federation, on June 12.

In the message he extended warm congratulations and comradely greetings on behalf of the DPRK government and all the Korean people to the Russian president and, through him, to the friendly Russian government and people on the occasion of the national day of the Russian Federation.

Under your energetic and correct leadership, the Russian people have confidently advanced along the road of building a powerful and prosperous Russia while frustrating all challenges and sanctions and pressure by the hostile forces and staunchly defending the sovereignty, security and development interests of their country, and have made remarkable successes in this course, he said, adding:

Our people always rejoice at the achievements being made in Russia, a friendly neighbor, and are extending full support, encouragement and solidarity to the sacred cause of the Russian army and people who are proudly advancing towards justice and truth.

The relations of friendship and cooperation between the DPRK and the Russian Federation have developed into invincible ties between comrades-in-arms and a far-reaching strategic relationship, thanks to our significant meeting at the Vostochny Spaceport in September last year, and they are steadily developing into a new high.

The meaningful ties and close comradely rapport, which would continue between us in the future, will further consolidate the eternal cornerstone of DPRK-Russia relations in the new era and, on this basis, strongly promote the cause of building a powerful nation in the two countries and make a positive contribution to realizing global peace and security and genuine international justice.

Only victory and prosperity are always in store for the peoples of the two countries who are firmly united with common aspirations and ideals.

Availing myself of this opportunity, I heartily wish you good health and greater success in your responsible and noble work, expressing belief that the cause of the Russian government and people for building a great, prosperous and powerful country will be surely accomplished. -0- (Juche113.6.12.)