The Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Vietnam held a ceremony in Hanoi on Feb. 15 to celebrate the 70th birthday of Kim Jong-il, the late leader of the DPRK.

When addressing the ceremony, the DPRK’s Ambassador to Vietnam Kim Chang-il and the Chief Judge from Vietnam ’s People’s Supreme Court Truong Hoa Binh both stated that they are delighted with the relationship between the two countries, adding that this will also help to develop ties in the future.

Truong Hoa Binh maintained that Vietnam always keeps a close eye on the DPRK’s development and said he hopes that the country will continue to achieve more in the future./.