Pyongyang, February 13 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, received a congratulatory message from Bashar Al-Assad, president of the Syrian Arab Republic, on Wednesday.
The message said:
On the occasion of the 73rd birth anniversary of leader HE Kim Jong Il, I am pleased to celebrate this significant holiday with Your Excellency.
I wish Your Excellency good health and happiness and the friendly Korean people greater progress and prosperity.
Please accept my highest tribute to Your Excellency.