The message was sent on behalf of the Queen by the UK’s Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) “as has been done before,” the spokesperson stated.

This is customary apply on different nationwide days internationally, the Palace added. “Her Majesty in all dealings with other Heads of State acts on the advice of the FCDO,” the spokesperson stated.

“As in previous years, HM The Queen has sent a message to the people of the DPRK on the occasion of their National Day,” a UK FCDO spokesperson added.

North Korea celebrated its national day — to mark the 73rd anniversary of its founding — on September 9. It marked the day with a midnight army parade in Pyongyang. North Korean chief Kim Jong Un appeared on a platform in Kim Il Sung sq. and waved on the crowd, however there was no point out of him giving a speech, in accordance to state media outlet Rodong Sinmun.

North Korean state media KCNA revealed the message on Monday, reporting that “Kim Jong Un, president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), received a message of greeting from Elizabeth II, queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, on September 7.”

According to KCNA, the message learn: “As the people of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea celebrate their National Day, I send my good wishes for the future.”

The notoriously reclusive nation severed virtually all of its ties with the skin world in 2020 to forestall an inflow of coronavirus circumstances. North Korea has not reported a significant outbreak of Covid-19, and there have been no indications one has taken place, although consultants doubt Pyongyang’s declare the nation has not seen a single case of the virus.

Most if not all international diplomats and support staff have left the nation, citing shortages of products and excessive restrictions on day by day life.

In June, Kim fired a number of senior officers who failed to implement North Korea’s stringent Covid-19 prevention, state information company KCNA reported. It seems some members of the higher echelons of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea have been changed, KCNA stated.

NCS’s Max Foster reported from London, England, and Gawon Bae from Seoul, South Korea.


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