Pyongyang, July 10 (KCNA) — General Secretary Kim Jong Il, together with Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, and Pak Pong Ju, premier of the Cabinet, sent a message of greetings to Hu Jintao, General Secretary of the C.C., 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 State Council of the PRC, on Monday.
The message said:
We, on behalf of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the government and people of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, send warm felicitations to you and, through you, to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the government and people of the People’s Republic of China on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the conclusion of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance between the DPRK and the PRC.
Over the last 45 years since the conclusion of the treaty our two parties and governments have steadily developed the friendly and cooperative relations as desired by the two peoples, supporting each other and closely cooperating with each other in the political, military, economic, cultural and other fields.
We are sincerely rejoiced over all the successes achieved by the Chinese people in the socialist modernization drive under the leadership of the CPC and wholeheartedly wish them greater success in the future work to increase the national power of the PRC and achieve the reunification of the whole country.
It is the invariable stand of our party and government to boost the DPRK-China friendship through generations, setting store by it.
We will join the Chinese comrades in making every possible effort in the future too, to comprehensively boost the traditional DPRK-China friendship as required by the new century and thus make a positive contribution to the progress of the socialist cause in the two countries and peace and security in Asia and the rest of the world.
We, availing ourselves of this opportunity, wish the PRC prosperity and your people happiness in the firm belief that the DPRK-China friendship will continue to favorably grow strong thanks to the concerted efforts of the two parties, two governments and two peoples.
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