Beijing, July 11 (KCNA) — Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People’s Republic of China, elaborated on Sino-DPRK friendship when meeting the DPRK friendship delegation led by Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday. The delegation is paying an official goodwill visit to China to participate in the celebrations of the 45th anniversary of the signing of the DPRK-China Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance.
Welcoming the China visit of the delegation on behalf of the Chinese party, government and people, he said:
It is helpful to further boosting the traditional Sino-DPRK friendship and promoting the bilateral friendly and cooperative ties for the two countries to exchange delegations to participate in the celebrations on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the signing of the treaty.
We note with pleasure that Sino-DPRK friendship is making a new progress in the new century.
I was accorded a hospitable treatment by the party, the government and the people of the DPRK when I visited it in October last year.
In January this year, General Secretary Kim Jong Il paid another successful visit to China.
During the visits, we made deep-going exchanges of views on the bilateral ties and matters of mutual concern and achieved important common understanding.
When I visited the DPRK in October last year, I witnessed new successes made by the Korean people in advancing along the road of development corresponding to their specific conditions under the leadership of General Secretary Kim Jong Il.
Both China and the DPRK are maintaining socialism and exploring roads of development in line with their specific conditions.
I think the two countries can build their countries well, learning from each other and exchanging their experiences.
We hope to develop the Sino-DPRK relations more profoundly in all fields in the spirit of inheriting tradition, facing up to the future, building good neighborliness and strengthening cooperation.
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