Beijing, July 12 (KCNA) — It is the steadfast policy of the Chinese party and government to develop relations with the DPRK, declared Wu Bangguo, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China.
He was meeting with the DPRK friendship delegation headed by Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, on an official goodwill visit to China to participate in the celebrations of the 45th anniversary of the conclusion of the DPRK-China Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 12.
He said the signing of the treaty 45 years ago was a momentous event in the history of China-DPRK relations, noting that over the last 45 years both sides have developed the bilateral relations and conducted successful cooperation in the spirit and on the principle of the treaty.
To develop China-DPRK friendship accords with the interests of the two peoples and is helpful to peace and stability in this region, he said, and stressed; China attaches importance to its relations with the DPRK.
Noting with pleasure that the bilateral relations were developing through a smooth course under the care of General Secretary Hu Jintao and General Secretary Kim Jong Il, he expressed the belief that the joint celebration of the 45th anniversary of the conclusion of the treaty by the two countries and the China visit of the DPRK friendship delegation will deepen understanding and boost friendship between the two sides and accelerate the development of bilateral relations.
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