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Newsline: North Korean Leader Visits Cuban Embassy to Mourn Castro’s Death

According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Kim Jong Un signed the condolence book at the Cuban Embassy. When at the embassy, the North Korean leader was accompanied by the country’s senior officials. “Although the outstanding leader died, his name will always be kept alive in our memory,” Kim wrote, as quoted by the agency. Fidel Castro died on Friday, at the age of 90. North Korea declared the mourning on November 28-30. Cuba established diplomatic relations with North Korea in 1960, and maintains an embassy in Havana. Military and commercial ties between the two communist states have increased since Raul Castro came to power in 2008.



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