North Korea congratulates Modi on his election victory

WION New Delhi May 27, 2019, 08.59 PM(IST) Written By: Sidhant Sibal

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Modi has been getting calls, letters and congratulatory tweets from world leaders after his victory on 23rd May. 

Prime minister elect-Narendra Modi received a congratulatory message from Kim Jae Ryong, Premier of the Cabinet in North Korea. Ryong congratulated Modi on being elected to office for the second term, the ministry of external affairs tweeted. 

Modi has been getting calls, letters and congratulatory tweets from world leaders after his victory on 23rd May. 

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In recent years, India has maintained steady exchanges with North Korea. Last year, Minister of state in Ministry of External Affairs Gen VK Singh had visited the country and met Foreign Minister Ri Yong. This was the first high-level visit by anyone from India in the last 20 years.

During the visit, India reiterated its support to the joint peace initiative of north and south Korean leadership and lauded both sides for their efforts towards the establishment of peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula", an MEA release last year said.

North Korean foreign minister visited India in April of  2015. This was the first ever visit by DPRK Foreign Minister to India. 

During the visit, he had a meeting with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. He also had interactions with the Indian business community. 

India and DPRK established formal diplomatic relations on 10 December 1973 and 2018 marked the 45th year of establishment of diplomatic relations.