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DPRK, Cuba Military Delegations Meet

Vice Minister of the People’s Armed Forces, Col. Gen. Yun Tong Hyon (L) and Vice Minister of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces, Gen. Joaquín Quintas Solá (R) (Photo: KCNA, Granma)

DPRK and Cuban state media reported that delegations of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] and the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces met in Pyongyang on 6 September (Thursday).  The DPRK was represented by Colonel General Yun Tong Hyon, Deputy (vice) Minister of the People’s Armed Forces, and Cuba was represented by General Joaquín Quintas Solá, Deputy (vice) Minister of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces.  Also in attendance was Leonardo Perez Mesa, military attaché at the Cuban Embassy in the DPRK.  According to KCNA, “At the talks both sides expressed willingness to further develop the friendly ties between the two armies and exchanged views on the issues of mutual concern.  The talks proceeded in comradely and friendly atmosphere.”

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