Pyongyang, July 13 (KCNA) — Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, Wednesday met and conversed with Councilor of the State Council of China Tang Jiaxuan, special envoy of Chinese President Hu Jintao, in a friendly atmosphere at the Mansudae Assembly Hall.
On the occasion Tang Jiaxuan said that President Kim Il Sung had performed immortal exploits in developing the Sino-Korean friendship.
The Korean people have achieved great successes in developing agriculture, activating the economy and improving inter-Korean relations under the leadership of the Workers’ Party of Korea headed by General Secretary Kim Jong Il, and the DPRK government, he said.
He said that Kim Jong Il’s visit to China in April last year and the mutual visits of high-ranking delegations of the two countries have made important contributions to the development of the Sino-Korean friendship.
It is the steadfast policy of the party and government of China to steadily boost the Sino-Korean relations of friendship and cooperation, he said, adding that they would in the future, too, strive hard to consolidate the Sino-Korean friendship in the spirit of inheriting tradition, orienting toward future, keeping good neighborliness and intensifying cooperation.
Present there were Wu Donghe, Chinese ambassador to the DPRK, Chen Jinyu, deputy secretary general of the State Council, Wu Dawei, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, Liu Hongcai, deputy head of the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, An Min, vice-minister of Commerce, Chen Xiaogong, deputy director of the Foreign Affairs Office of the C.C., the CPC, and other suite members.
On hand were Kim Yong Il, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, Ri Ryong Nam, vice-minister of Foreign Trade, and officials concerned.
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