Pyongyang, September 23 (KCNA) --
The message said:
It is with pleasure that I send my warmest congratulations to you and to the government and people of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea as you commemorate the 73rd anniversary of your national day.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for the friendly relations and goodwill shared between our two countries and wish you and your people a joyous celebration.
With my kindest regards and best wishes.