Kim Jong-un Sent Congratulations To The President Of South Africa
North Korean state Council Chairman Kim Jong-un sent a congratulatory telegram to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, according to the Korean Central Telegraph Agency (KCNA). It's worth noting that the personal message of the leader of the DPRK was sent on Monday on the occasion of the national holiday of South Africa.
"I take this opportunity to express my confidence that the traditional relations of friendship and cooperation between our two countries will continue to expand and develop," the agency quoted Kim Jong-un as saying. At the same time, the head of the people's Republic of South Africa in a congratulatory telegram wished the people of South Africa "even greater success in working to promote national cohesion and achieve socio-economic development of the country."
The North Korean leader has not appeared in public since April 11, when he held a meeting of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea on domestic policy issues. In particular, Kim Jong-un did not attend the annual session of the Supreme people's Assembly on April 12, and for the first time in the years of his rule, he did not take part in the solemn ceremony at the Kymsusan Palace of the Sun, which was held on April 15 on the occasion of the 108th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-Sung. The absence of the country's leadership on the main national holiday has given rise to rumors about a possible illness of Kim Jong-un, which are currently not commented on by officials and media of the people's Republic and are not confirmed by informed sources in Pyongyang.