North Korea pledges partnership with FG to boost security, peace in Nigeria

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North Korea pledges partnership with FG to boost security, peace in Nigeria

- North Korea has pledged to partner with the Nigerian government to boost peace and security in the country

- The Asian country, through its ambassador, wished Nigeria success in the fights against corruption and terrorism

- The ambassador made the remarks at the posthumous 76th birthday ceremony of the late Korean leader, Kim Jong-Il

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), on Monday, February 12, promised to partner with Nigeria in the area of peace and security, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. gathered that Jong Yong Chol, the ambassador, DPRK, said this in his address at the 76th birthday ceremony of the late Korean leader, Kim Jong-Il, organised by the embassy in Abuja.

He described the late Korean leader as one who devoted his lifetime to enthrone peace and security in Korea and in the world.

He, therefore, commended the post-hummus ceremony, which was to commemorate his exemplary leadership.

According to him, it was under his leadership that the country witnessed external relationship with countries like Nigeria, they enjoy today, which brought about economic ties between both countries.

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“Kim Jong Il devoted his lifetime to the service of the whole world, this is why not only Koreans, but progressive people all over the world are celebrating his birthday.

“We hope to build on the traditional relationship and cooperation between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Korea.

“We hope to consolidate and sustain the existing peace and security.

“This is because the revolutionary of Kim Jong-Il today is successfully and succeeded by Kim Jong Un, the supreme leader of our party and people towards promoting peace,’’ he said.

He, however, wished the government and people of Nigeria success in the fights against issues like corruption and terrorism.

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NAN reports that North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il, who was born on February 16, 1942, died on December 19, 2011 at the age of 69 years.

The high points of the ceremony were video display on the life and times of the late Korean leader, pose for photographs. previously reported that some senators on Monday, February 12, said there was urgent need for federal government to re-address security challenges in the country and begin a healing process for the people.

The lawmakers made the call on the sideline of the National Security Summit organised by the Senate in Abuja.

They expressed optimism that the summit would give Nigerians the result they wanted in terms of security and said that practical and verifiable options were crucial in tackling insecurity.

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