The outgoing Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Korea, DPRK, Mr. Jong Yong Chol, has commended the Nigerian Government’s efforts at decimating boko haram.
Mr. Chol made the commendation during a farewell visit to the Nigerian Minster of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama in Abuja.
According to the envoy, “representing the Government of the DPRK, I will like to extend the warm congratulations about the successes you have recorded in the struggle against boko haram.
He also expressed satisfaction with the two countries for consolidating and developing friendly and cooperative relations especially in politics, economic and culture between North Korea and Nigeria.
The envoy said the DPRK -Nigeria relations began in 1976 and pledged to continue to do everything possible to ensure that the relations between the two countries was further strengthened as he is leaving Nigeria.
Mr. Chol said both Nigeria and North Korea had special relations because the two countries had good cooperation in the international arena, most importantly, in the UN.
The ambassador called on the Nigerian Government to take full concern of the development of the future relations of the two countries.
This, according to him was a demonstration of strong relation between the two countries.
He extended the support of the DPRK to Nigeria in its role in the formation of the United Nations systems and wished Nigeria a permanent seat in the UN Security Council in the near future.
He said he was convinced that the Nigerian Government and people would continue to support the efforts of the Korean people for the improvement of the North and South Korea relations.
On his part, Mr. Onyeama said Nigeria was impressed with North Korea’s effort to promote peace on the Korean Peninsula.
“I think it is very important that on your side, you will do everything possible to support any process that will lead to lessening of tension and that there is peace on the Korean Peninsula,” he said.
He commended Mr. Chol for his efforts in promoting relations between Nigeria and North Korea.
The minister said that Nigeria committed to maintaining good relations with North Korea.