Assad Sends ‘Thank You’ to Leader of North Korea

Syrian president also points to 'harmony' of positions between two nations in regards to a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sent a message to the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, announcing his “deep thanks” to the leader of North Korea for the “help” provided to Syria in its crisis.

The North Korean news agency said on Sunday that Assad had thanked the Korean leader for his congratulations on being reelected national secretary of the Baath Party in Syria, and stressed the thanks of “the Syrian Arab Republic for the support which Korea has given to Syria to overcome the difficulties it faces.”

Assad in his message pointed to the “harmony” of the positions of the two countries around a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis, through national dialogue and by preserving the unity of Syrian territory.

Kim had sent a message of congratulations to Assad on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of Syria’s independence, in which he condemned and criticized the American attack on Shayrat air base and promised to provide support to the Syrian government.

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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