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N. Korean leader conveys personal message to Cuba's new president

All Headlines 10:10 July 10, 2018

SEOUL, July 10 (Yonhap) -- A senior North Korean official has delivered a personal message from leader Kim Jong-un to the newly-selected president of Cuba, the North's state-run media reported Tuesday.

Ri Su-yong, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, delivered the verbal message Saturday to Miguel Diaz-Canel, who was selected as the island nation's new president in April to succeed Raul Castro, according to the Korean Central News Agency.

The Cuban leader expressed deep thanks and asked Ri to convey his "most heartfelt greeting" to Kim, the KCNA said.

The two discussed "further developing the traditional ties between the two parties and two countries" in a friendly atmosphere, it added.

Ri has been leading the North's delegation since early last week. He earlier conveyed leader Kim's personal message to Raul Castro.

kokobj@yna.co.kr
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