Pyongyang, July 10 (KCNA) — General Secretary Kim Jong Il, Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, and Pak Pong Ju, premier of the DPRK Cabinet, Monday received a message of greetings from Hu Jintao, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, president of the People’s Republic of China and chairman of the PRC Central Military Commission, Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the Chinese National People’s Congress, and Wen Jiabao, premier of the State Council of China.
The message said:
We, on behalf of the Communist Party, government and people of China, offer warm felicitations and the best wishes to you and, through you, to the Workers’ Party of Korea, the DPRK government and the fraternal Korean people on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the conclusion of the China-DPRK Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance.
The treaty has served as an important document in the relations between China and the DPRK.
Over the last 45 years both China and the DPRK have jointly accelerated the cause of socialist construction and defended the peace and stability of the region, respecting and supporting each other and closely cooperating with each other on the principle and spirit of the treaty.
The traditional Sino-DPRK friendship stood the test of history and is deeply rooted in the hearts of the two peoples as it was provided and fostered with good care by leaders of the elder generation of the two countries.
It is a steadfast strategic policy of the Chinese party and government to steadily develop the Sino-DPRK friendly and cooperative relations.
At this new historic period we will join the Korean side in deepening the exchange and cooperation between the two countries in different fields in the spirit of “inheriting the tradition, facing up to the future and strengthening the good neighborly friendship and cooperation” and thus steadily boost the friendly and cooperative relations between China and the DPRK.
We are pleased to witness the steady new achievements made by the Korean people in various fields such as economy, social development and foreign relations under the leadership of the WPK headed by Comrade Kim Jong Il.
We wholeheartedly wish the DPRK prosperity and its people happiness.
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