Your Excellency Bashar Al Assad,
President of the Syrian Arab Republic
I, on behalf of the government and people of the DPRK, send ardent congratulations to you and the government and people of your country on the occasion of the 49th anniversary of the rectification movement in Syria.
The rectification movement conducted under the leadership of His Excellency esteemed Hafez Al Assad nearly half a century ago was a historic event of epochal significance in the struggle of the Syrian people to defend the sovereignty of the country and build a civilized and prospering new society.
Believing that the wonderful relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries with a long history and tradition would further strengthen and develop, I sincerely wish you greater success in your work and the work of the people of your country for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country.
Kim Jong Un,
Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
November 16, Juche 108 (2019)