Kim Jong Un congratulates Miguel Diaz-Canel upon his election as Cuban Party chief

Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the DPRK, sent a congratulatory message to Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and president of the Republic of Cuba, on Monday.

He in the message offered the sincerest congratulations and warm comradely greetings to Miguel Diaz-Canel on the successful holding of the Eighth CPC Congress and his election as first secretary of the CPC Central Committee.

He expressed his belief that the fraternal Cuban people would firmly defend the gains of the revolution and surely build an independent and prospering socialist state by waging an all-out drive for implementing the decisions of the CPC Congress, closely united behind the CPC Central Committee headed by the First Secretary.

He said that the relations between the two parties and the two countries established on the basis of deep friendly relations and comradeship between Kim Il Sung and Fidel Castro, the great leaders of the peoples of the two countries, have grown stronger and closer in the course of weathering all tempests of history and developed into special comradely and strategic relations century after century and generation after generation.

The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his will to further develop the traditional friendship and unity and comradely cooperative ties between the two parties and the two countries along the road of the struggle for advancing the joint cause under the banner of socialism, as agreed with the First Secretary during the meeting in Pyongyang in November 2018.