The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, especially its first leader Kim Il Sung (pictured with former Syrian president, Hafez Al-Assad) is a pioneer of third world independence and sovereignty. DPRK and Kim Il Sung were fundamental to the development of the Non-Aligned Movement as an anti-imperialist united world front, and many other issues. It was Kim Il Sung who came up with the concept of 'South-South' relations, basically a solidarity of the nations of the Global South.
- Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm
Kim Yong Nam Greets Zimbabwean President
Pyongyang, April 17 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, sent a message of greeting to Robert G. Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe, on Tuesday on the 32nd anniversary of the Republic of Zimbabwe.
It wished the president and people successes in the efforts to defend the sovereignty of the country and achieve social and political stability and economic development.
Kim Jong Un Greets Syrian President
Pyongyang, April 17 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, on Sunday sent a message of greeting to President of Syria Bashar Al-Assad, regional secretary of the Syria's Baath Arab Socialist Party.
The message said:
I would like to extend heartfelt greetings to you and your friendly government and people on the occasion of the 66th independence day, the national holiday of the Syrian people.
Our people have invariably supported the Syrian people in their just cause of defending the sovereignty and achieving peace, stability and development of the country.
I hope that you will achieve success in your responsible work, in the belief that the traditional friendly and cooperative relations between our two countries will steadily grow stronger.