Pyongyang, October 1 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, sent a message of greeting to Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and president of the People's Republic of China (PRC), on Monday.
In the message Kim Jong Un extended warm congratulations and cordial greetings on behalf of the WPK and the DPRK government and people to Xi Jinping and, through him, to the CPC and the PRC government and people on the occasion of the 69th founding anniversary of the PRC.
The foundation of the PRC was an epochal event that brought about a fundamental turn in hewing out the destiny of the Chinese people and developing the history of China, the message said.
It noted that eye-opening changes have been made in all fields of politics, economy, culture and science and technology in China for 69 years after the birth of new China.
Today the wise and diligent Chinese people are making the amazing successes in the struggle to attain the "Two Century Goals" and realize the dream of China, i.e. great prosperity of the Chinese nation, under the strategic assignments set forth by the 19th Congress of the CPC Central Committee, and the Korean people are rejoiced over this as their own, the message said.
It noted that it is the steadfast stand of the WPK and the DPRK government to develop the traditional DPRK-China relations of friendship on a new stage.
Noting that he values the ties and affection forged through three meetings with Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un expressed the will to strive together to further deepen the DPRK-China friendship, precious legacy left by the leaders of the elder generation of the two countries, in keeping with the requirement of the new era.
Sincerely hoping that the fraternal Chinese people would achieve bigger successes in building socialism with the Chinese characteristics in the new era under the leadership of the CPC with Xi Jinping as its core, the message wholeheartedly wished the PRC prosperity and the Chinese people happiness. -0-