June 10, 2023

Cuba, North Korea reaffirm historic ties at first summit in thirty years

DPRK state media hails two nations' "special friendship" and "joint struggle" against imperialism

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel arrived in Pyongyang on Sunday for the first state visit by a Cuban leader to North Korea in over thirty years, joining the country’s leader Kim Jong Un in condemning the “imperialists' policy of aggression,” DPRK state media reported on Monday.

Kim greeted Díaz-Canel at Pyongyang International Airport with a ceremonial welcome, which included a surprising backdrop of painted portraits of the two leaders – a first for the Kim Jong Un era.