Pyongyang, July 1 (KCNA) — General Secretary Kim Jong Il Friday sent a message of greetings to Hu Jintao, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, on the occasion of the 85th founding anniversary of the CPC.
The message said:
I send warmest congratulations to you and, through you, to the Central Committee of the CPC and all the members of it and the Chinese people on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the CPC.
The founding of the CPC was an epochal event which opened up a new chapter in the long history of the Chinese nation.
The founding of the CPC enabled the working people of China to have a genuine guiding vanguard organization and traverse the path of sacred struggle and creation to achieve the class liberation and the country’s prosperity.
The CPC led a series of arduous revolutionary wars against imperialist powers and domestic reactionaries to great victories and built new socialist China in the vast land of China. It has achieved great successes in the socialist modernization drive with Chinese characteristics and in the efforts to accomplish the cause of reunifying the whole country and remarkably increased the international position and role of the country.
The credit for the amazing changes now taking place in China goes to the CPC which laid down a correct line and policies suited to its actual conditions and in line with the requirements of the Chinese people and powerfully aroused all of them to carry them out.
The 85 year-long proud history of the CPC goes to prove that there is neither the present of new China nor its rosier future without the CPC.
Our party and people are rejoiced over all the successes made by the CPC and the fraternal Chinese people as over their own and extend sincere congratulations to them.
I wholeheartedly hope that the collective leadership of the CPC with you as general secretary will achieve fresh and greater success in the efforts to build a comprehensively well-off and harmoniously developed socialist society and accomplish the cause of complete reunification of the country by preserving the progressive nature of the party, increasing its governing ability and leading the party and people.
The DPRK-China friendship, which was provided by the revolutionary forerunners of the two countries in the course of the joint struggle and bequeathed to their peoples as a precious legacy, has made an important contribution to giving a powerful impetus to socialist construction in the two countries and ensuring peace and security in Asia and the rest of the world.
It is the invariable stand of our Party to steadily develop the DPRK-China friendship which is deeply rooted in the hearts of the two peoples and which stood all tests of history.
It is my belief that this traditional friendship will grow stronger in all fields in the future, too, thanks to the joint efforts of the two parties and the two peoples.
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