Pyongyang, July 11 (KCNA) — The Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries and the Central Committee of the DPRK-China Friendship Association gave a reception at the People’s Palace of Culture on Monday on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the DPRK-China Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance.
Present on invitation were a Chinese friendship delegation led by Hui Liangyu, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and vice-premier of the State Council of China, a delegation of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and the China-Korea Friendship Association led by Chairman of the people’s association Chen Haosu, Chinese ambassador to the DPRK Wu Donghe, and officials of the Chinese embassy here and Chinese guests.
On hand were Vice-Premier of the Cabinet Kwak Pom Gi, Minister of Public Health Kim Su Hak who is chairman of the Central Committee of the DPRK-China Friendship Association, Vice Department Director of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea Pak Kyong Son, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Su Hon, Vice-Minister of Agriculture Kim Yong Suk, Vice-Chairman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries Jon Yong Jin and officials concerned.
Kim Su Hak in his speech said President Kim Il Sung together with Premier Zhou Enlai signed the treaty 45 years ago, thus laying a solid foundation for the development of the bilateral friendly relations on a new legal basis.
We are firmly convinced that the Chinese people will thoroughly apply the important thought of “three represents”, “scientific view on development” and the line and policy of “building a harmonious socialist society” put forward by the Communist Party of China and thus build a comprehensively well-off society and certainly achieve the cause of the complete reunification of the whole country, he stressed.
Hui Liangyu, speaking next, said the Sino-Korean relations entered a new path of development with General Secretary Hu Jintao and General Secretary Kim Jong Il paying successful mutual visits in October last year and in January this year and reaching agreements on the development of bilateral relations and major international issues.
It is an unshakable strategic policy of the Chinese party and government to consolidate and develop the Sino-Korean friendly and cooperative relations, he said, stating that China will in the future, too, push forward the development of these relations in the spirit of “Inheriting tradition, facing up to the future, building good neighborly friendship and strengthening cooperation”.
The North Hamgyong Provincial Committee of the DPRK-China Friendship Association hosted a reception on the same day for the officials of the Chinese consulate general in Chongjin on the occasion of the anniversary of the treaty.
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