PYONGYANG, Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, said, he wants to visit the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), to meet with its top leader, Kim Jong Un.
When receiving credentials from DPRK Ambassador, Mun Jong Nam, on May 30, in Damascus, Assad said, Syria cherishes "the cornerstone of the historic relations between the two countries, laid by President Kim Il Sung and former Syrian President, Hafez al-Assad."
"I am going to visit the DPRK and meet Kim Jong Un," he was quoted as saying, without specifying any date for such a visit.
According to the report, the Syrian president also said that, the world welcomes "the remarkable events in the Korean Peninsula, brought about recently, by the outstanding political calibre and wise leadership of Kim Jong Un."
"I am sure that he will achieve the final victory, and realise the reunification of the two Koreas, without fail," Assad said.
As it did in the past, the Syrian government will fully support all policies and measures, of the DPRK leadership, and invariably strengthen and develop its friendly ties with the DPRK, he was quoted as saying.
Pyongyang and Damascus maintain close ties, which date back to the 1970's.-- NNN-KCNA
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK