Syrian government delegation in North Korea
A Syrian delegation from President Bashar Al-Assad has met North Korean leader
Kim Jong-Un, the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Thursday.
The North Korean leader "exchanged with the guests views on the issue of boosting the bilateral relations and other issues of mutual concern including the regional situation", KCNA reported.
North Korea is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War ceasefire, and as such has invited a number of foreign officials to Pyongyang.
However analysts have long suspected that relations between North Korea and the Syrian government are tight, with Pyongyang believed to be helping the Assad regime technologically and militarily.
"Experts from North Korea have been in Aleppo for months", Rami Abdel Rahman, head of London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told the AFP.