Pyongyang, October 29 (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, received a reply message from Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China (PRC), on October 24.
Xi Jinping in the message expressed his heartfelt thanks to Kim Jong Un for sending a sincere and passionate message of greeting on the occasion of the 71st founding anniversary of the PRC.
The message said that the Communist Party of China has united and led the peoples of all the ethnic groups in the country and made strenuous efforts in one mind and with one will for 71 years since the foundation of new China and thus registered great successes attracting the attention of the world.
The message noted that they have achieved important strategic successes in a nationwide anti-epidemic struggle, adhering to the principle of attaching importance to the people and their life in the wake of the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 this year.
China and the DPRK are the friendly neighbors linked by the same mountain and rivers, and the traditional friendship between the two countries is being further consolidated with the lapse of time, the message said.
It said: I and Comrade Chairman have got the relations between the two parties and between the two countries to enter a new historic period through close and deep communication in recent years.
The message noted that the world is witnessing the great rapid change unprecedented in 100 years.
The message said that they are willing to develop the traditional China-DPRK friendship together with the Korean comrades generation after generation, to provide the two countries and the two peoples with better welfare and to propel the regional peace, stability and development.
Recently, the Korean people celebrated the 75th founding anniversary of the WPK with splendor, the message said, adding that the WPK has achieved great successes in the cause of socialist construction by rallying the people and leading them for 75 years.
The message expressed the belief that the Korean people would implement a new strategic line and achieve rich successes without fail in the development and construction of the state under the firm leadership of the Central Committee of the WPK led by Kim Jong Un and thus greet the Eighth Congress of the WPK with victory.
It wished Kim Jong Un good health, hoping that everything would go well.
It also wished the DPRK prosperity and the Korean people happiness and welfare. -0-