This year marks the 32nd anniversary of President Kim Il Sung’s meeting with the Iranian President.
In February 1979 the Islamic Republic of Iran enforced an independent foreign policy resolutely to oppose and reject interference and aggression moves of Western countries. It positively strived for building an independent economy and achieving political consolidation and stability of the country.
At the time, the DPRK was rendering positive support and encouragement to the country in its efforts to build a new society.
Under the circumstances, the then President Seyed Ali Khamenei (present leader of the Iranian Islamic revolution) visited the DPRK between May 14 and 17 1989 at the invitation of President Kim Il Sung.
When the Iranian President arrived in Pyongyang, Kim Il Sung made sure that the talks were put off in consideration of the fatigue of the Iranian leader who made a long journey.
Three rounds of talks were held between the top leaders of the two countries during his visit to the DPRK.
At the talks, the two sides had an in-depth exchange of views on the development of friendly relations between the two countries as well as internal and external issues.
Kim Il Sung deepened friendship with Khamenei as he told him about the experience and lessons obtained in building socialism in the DPRK.
After offering deep thanks to the DPRK President for inviting him and giving a warm reception, the Iranian counterpart expressed his satisfaction with the promotion of friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries in different fields and his belief that the bilateral ties of friendship would continue to deepen.
As he addressed a rally in Pyongyang, the Iranian President laid bare the hegemony-seeking moves of the imperialists and said that the destiny of a nation is never decided by big powers, but by its people themselves. He added that the great Korean people proved such experience under the wise leadership of President Kim Il Sung.
The Pyongyang summit between the DPRK and Iranian leaders served as a landmark which further strengthened the bonds of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
Today, the bilateral ties are steadily promoted.
The DPRK and Iran have strengthened mutual support and cooperation in the effort to oppose all manner of domination and subordination on the international arena, champion independence and defend global justice.
The two countries are eager to build up mutual support and solidarity in the struggle to defend their national sovereignty and development and interests and bring prosperity to their peoples.