meeting with Kim Yong Chun, Minister of the Popular Armed Forces of
the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea and Ri Yong Ho, Chief of
Staff, Lopez Miera underlined the successes of that nation in the
construction of a new society.
He spoke highly of the friendship forged in common struggle, guided
by the ideas of
Commander in Chief Fidel Castro and President Kim Il Sung, top
leader of the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea (1912-1944), and
continued by the current presidents of the two nations: Raul Castro
and Kim Jong Il, the Prensa Latina news agency reports.
The news agency added that Kim Yong Chun and Ri Yong Ho reiterated
their country’s permanent solidarity with Cuba, particularly in its
struggle against the economic, commercial and financial blockade
imposed by the United States on the island for almost half a century
The two leaders also condemned the media campaign launched by
Washington and its European allies against the Caribbean nation.
Lopez Miera visited military units and toured places of political
and social interest,
among them the house where Kim Il Sung was born, the Kumsusan
Memorial, and the Cemetery to the Martyrs at Mount Daesong.
In addition, he participated in a ceremony in his honor, organized
by the Cuban embassy in Pyongyang, where the 26 of July March and
the song “Cuba, que Linda es Cuba” were interpreted in Spanish
language, among other pieces.
The visit ratified the common will of continue developing relations
of friendship between the peoples, parties and governments of the