The Queen of England sends a message to Kim Jong-un

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II sent a rare message to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on the occasion of the country’s national day celebration last week.

Buckingham Palace on September 14 confirmed that Queen Elizabeth II had sent her congratulatory message to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un through the British Foreign Office.

North Korean media reported that the country received a congratulatory message from the Queen of England on September 7, two days before the 73rd anniversary of the country’s founding. This wish was later published in the Rodong Sinmun, the mouthpiece of the Workers’ Party of Korea, on September 12.

Queen Elizabeth visits a military laboratory in Salisbury, England, in October 2020.  Photo: Reuters.

Queen Elizabeth visits a military laboratory in Salisbury, England, in October 2020. Photo: Reuters.

The message from the Queen of England read: “On the occasion of the Korean people celebrating their national day, I would like to send my best wishes for the future.”

The Queen of England is said to have sent greetings to North Korea on the occasion of the national day, but this is the first time this greeting has been made public. “As in previous years, the Queen has sent a message to the people of North Korea on the occasion of their national day,” a Foreign Office spokesman said.

The Queen’s wishes for North Korea were confirmed after Pyongyang announced the successful test of a strategic cruise missile with a range of at least 1,500 km. Experts say the new missile can significantly enhance North Korea’s offensive capabilities, thanks to its ability to evade and penetrate enemy air defenses, as well as carry nuclear warheads.

North Korea is under a series of international sanctions because of its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, while nuclear negotiations between the country and the United States have not made much progress.

Ngoc Anh (Follow Daily Mail)

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