On August 29 sixty years ago diplomatic relations were established between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Republic of Cuba.
The Cuban people waged an arduous armed struggle to overthrow pro-US dictatorship in 1959 and set up a genuine people’s government for the first time in its history.
The DPRK, being faithful to its international obligation to render an active support to the Cuban people who heralded the socialist revolution in Latin America, established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Cuba in 1960.
Since then, peoples of the two countries supported and cooperated closely with each other in joint struggle against imperialism and for victory in the cause of socialism.
The Cuban people have extended positive support for and great encouragement to the just cause of the Korean people to build socialism and achieve the independent and peaceful reunification of the country.
And the people of the DPRK have always been on the side of Cuba, resolutely opposing vicious moves of imperialists against it and expressing firm solidarity with the struggle of its people to defend the revolutionary gains and build socialism.
Friendly relations established and consolidated by President Kim Il Sung and President Fidel Castro Ruz never wavered in the worldwide political turmoil in the 1990s and developed century after century.
In November 2018 Cuban President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez, the then President of the Council of State and President of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, visited the DPRK, which served as a point in further bolstering the friendship forged in the joint struggle for anti-imperialism, independence and socialism.
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, the Korean people extend their fraternal greetings to the heroic Cuban people who are advancing vigorously under the banner of socialism and also sincerely wish that they achieve great success in the struggle to defend socialist cause and make the country thriving under the leadership of the Communist Party of Cuba, overcoming all sorts of challenges and manoeuvres of hostile forces.