Pyongyang, September 6 (KCNA) — Kim Jong Il, General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army, received a message of greetings on September 5 from Jiang Zemin, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, President of the People’s Republic of China and Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the PRC, on his reelection as Chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission.
Jiang Zemin said he extends warmest congratulations to Kim Jong Il upon hearing the happy news about his reelection as Chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission at the first session of the 10th Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK.
Jiang heartily wished the fraternal Korean people new victory in the efforts to build Korean-style socialism and reunify the country independently and peacefully under the leadership of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the DPRK government headed by Kim Jong Il.
The friendship between the two parties, two countries and two peoples of China and Korea has withstood the trials of long history and is deeply rooted in the hearts of the two peoples, Jiang said.
It is the consistent policy of the Chinese party and government to consolidate and develop traditional friendship between China and Korea, he said. “We will steadily work for this friendship as in the past.”
The Chinese leader expressed belief that the Sino-Korean friendship and cooperation with a long historical tradition will further strengthen and develop thanks to the joint efforts of the two parties, two governments and two peoples.
He wished the DPRK prosperity and development.
He hoped that the traditional friendship between the two parties, two countries and two peoples will be handed down generation after generation and shine long.
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