Pyongyang, July 13 (KCNA) — Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, and Jo Myong Rok, first vice-chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, on Thursday met with the Chinese friendship delegation led by Hui Liangyu, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the Communist Party of China and vice-premier of the State Council of China, on a visit to the DPRK to participate in the celebrations of the 45th anniversary of the DPRK-China Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance.
Present there were members of the friendship delegation including the governor of Jilin Province and Wu Donghe, Chinese ambassador to the DPRK, and others.
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, and other officials concerned were on hand.
Kim Yong Nam warmly welcomed the visit of the friendship delegation of the People’s Republic of China to the DPRK and referred to the fact that over the last 45 years the friendly relations between the two countries have comprehensively developed in all fields.
The Korean people will as always firmly join hands with the Chinese people and continue to develop the traditional DPRK-China friendly and cooperative relations with a long history, he added.
Hui Liangyu said the delegation is pleased to note that over the past 45 years the two peoples have cooperated with each other in different fields, understanding, supporting and helping each other and there have been successful mutual visits and cooperation between the two parties, governments and peoples.
He sincerely hoped that the Korean people would build their country better in the spirit of self-reliance and fortitude guided by the Juche idea under the leadership of General Secretary Kim Jong Il.
The Chinese people will as ever render positive support to the Korean people in their efforts for socialist construction, he added.
The conversation took place in a cordial and friendly atmosphere.
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