Pyongyang, September 11 (KCNA) — Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, on Tuesday sent a congratulatory message to Bashar Al-Assad, president of the Syrian Arab Republic.

The message extended warm congratulations and militant salute to the Syrian president on his 53rd birthday.

Highly appreciating that the Syrian army and people have achieved big successes in the struggle for defending the sovereignty and dignity of the country under the correct guidance of the president, the message wished him happiness in good health and success in his responsible work.