As the United States and North Korea exchange threats of nuclear annihilation, Palestinian President Mohamoud Abbas sent the leader of the isolated nation a telegram congratulating him for "Liberation Day," when both North and South Korea celebrate their liberation from Japanese colonial rule.
In an official letter to Kim Jong-un, Abbas said the Korean people "sacrificed the most precious sacrifices for its freedom and honor" and expressed his appreciation to the support North Korea has shown the Palestinian people in their fight for freedom.
Abbas also 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."
His greeting, published by the state-run Wafa news agency, made no mention of North Korea's nuclear threats or dispute with the US.
The Palestinian leader also sent a greeting to the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, for Liberation Day as well, wishing the country prosperity and stability.
He also expressed hope to strengthen bilateral ties between the Palestinian Authority and South Korea, and likewise expressed his appreciation of the country's contribution to the Palestinian economy and its support in building Palestinian institutions.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.