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U.S. Secretary of state Michael Pompeo and North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN congratulated Russians on Day of Russia. About it reports TASS.
“On behalf of the President of the United States Donald trump and all the American people, I congratulate the Russian Federation and the Russian people on Russia Day. On this day we honor the citizens of the Russian Federation and their aspirations to democratic principles of universal freedom, civil liberties and the rule of law,” — said in a written statement Pompeo.
The North Korean news Agency KCNA issued a statement, Kim Jong-UN, in which he expressed “his warm congratulations to the President and the friendly people of Russia on the occasion of the national holiday.” “The people of Russia have succeeded in building a strong Russia led by Vladimir Putin, coping with all challenges and difficulties,” — said the head of the DPRK, expressing hope that relations between the two countries “will become even stronger according to the requirements of the new era and in the interests of both peoples.”
June 12, Kim Jong-UN and Donald trump will meet in Singapore at the first bilateral summit. The theme of the talks will be a new relationship between the countries, creating a system of peace and denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.
Date June 12 became a holiday in 1992 as the Day of adoption of Declaration on state sovereignty of the Russian Federation. In 1998, President Boris Yeltsin proposed to rename the holiday the Day of Russia, but officially the name only changed in 2002.
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