PA’s Abbas Sends Greetings to North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sent a warm greeting to North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un, congratulating him for “Liberation Day,” a holiday marking the end of Japanese colonial rule.

In his letter to the communist North Korean leader, Abbas said the Korean people “sacrificed the most precious sacrifices for its freedom and honor” and expressed his appreciation for the support North Korea has shown the Palestinian people in their fight for freedom, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.

Abbas, who also sent a greeting to South Korea as well, expressed hope the “historical friendly relations between Palestine and North Korea and their two peoples will continue to develop and grow” and wished Kim “all health and happiness.”

The letter by Abbas comes amid heightening tensions between North Korea and the United States over the country’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program.