Kim Jong-un sends “warm congratulations” to new Cuban leader Díaz-Canel

The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, today sent his “warmest congratulations” and wished “great successes” to the new president of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, in a message where he reaffirmed his confidence in the future of bilateral relations consolidated by “The predecessor leaders”.

“The election to that position becomes a sign of the firm will of the Party (Communist Cuba, PCC, only legal) and Government of Cuba to defend from generation to generation the valuable achievements of the Revolution,” Kim said, quoted by the agency Cuban state Prensa Latina.

The North Korean leader pointed out that the election of Diaz-Canel, whom he received in Pyongyang in 2015, “is a sign of continuing to advance along the path of socialism and an expression of the confidence and hope that is deposited in him by the entire Cuban people.

“I am convinced that in the future the bonds of fraternal friendship between the peoples of both countries, prepared by the predecessor leaders, will also be consolidated and developed,” said Kim Jong-un

Miguel Diaz-Canel, who turns 58 today, was ratified yesterday as the new president of Cuba in a historic session of the National Assembly of Popular Power (ANPP, unicameral Parliament), where he was surrounded by the outgoing president Raul Castro, who remains as leader of the Communist Party until 2021

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