Pyongyang, September 30 (KCNA) — General Secretary Kim Jong Il of the Workers’ Party of Korea together with President Kim Yong Nam of the presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly and Premier Hong Song Nam of the Cabinet of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea today sent a message of greetings to Jiang Zemin, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and President of the People’s Republic of China, Li Peng, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the PRC, and Zhu Rongji, Premier of the State Council, to commemorate the 49th anniversary of the founding of the PRC.
The message says:
The foundation of the People’s Republic of China is a great achievement gained by the Chinese people at the cost of their blood through their protracted and arduous struggle. It was an epochal event that brought about radical changes in history of China.
Over the 49 years the Chinese people under the guidance of the Communist Party of China have built China, once backward and poverty-stricken, into a thriving socialist country, facing difficulties and hardships in the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance and fortitude.
Today the Chinese people, rallied close around the CPC headed by Jiang Zemin, are gaining big successes in their efforts to implement the resolutions of the 15th Congress of the CPC and of the first session of the 9th National People’s Congress. The international prestige of the PRC is raised more greatly as days go by.
The Korean people are sincerely rejoiced over the achievements of the fraternal Chinese people. hopefully, everything will go betterin China.
Friendship between the DPRK and China has withstood all trials of history. it is the consistent stand of the Workers’ Party and the government of Korea to consolidate and develop it generation after generation.
We believe that the traditional DPRK-PRC friendship will grow stronger and develop thanks to the concerted efforts of the parties, states and governments, peoples of our two countries. availing ourselves of this opportunity, we wholeheartedly wish for greater successes in your responsible work as well as in your people’s struggle for the prosperity and development of the PRC.
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