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Indonesia extends condolences to DPRK on Kim's death


16:54, December 19, 2011

JAKARTA, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia on Monday extended its condolences to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on the passing away of its top leader Kim Jong Il, a press statement from the Foreign Ministry said here.

"On behalf of the government and people of Indonesia, the President of the Republic of Indonesia expresses his deepest condolences on the passing away of the Supreme Leader of the DPRK His Excellency Kim Jong Il," said the statement.

It said that Indonesia offers its prayer to the bereaved family as well as the government and people of the DPRK, so that they have the strength and forbearance in overcoming this moment of loss.

"The government and people of Indonesia have no doubt that North Korea will be able to overcome this difficult period and to make further progress in accordance with the aspiration of the North Korean people and nation," it said.

The statement also said that Indonesia has every confidence that the DPRK will continue its commitment to contribute to the maintenance of peace, security and prosperity in the Korean Peninsula and the Pacific region in general.

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