The International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China hosted a joint round-table talk on June 21 in commemoration of the third anniversary of the China visit by Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the DPRK, and the second anniversary of the DPRK tour by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People’s Republic of China.
Present there were Ri Ryong Nam, DPRK ambassador to China, his embassy staff members, Song Tao, head of the International Liaison Department of the CPC Central Committee, its deputy head Guo Yezhou and other officials of the department.
Ri Ryong Nam said in the meeting that the China visit by the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un and the DPRK visit by General Secretary Xi Jinping were landmark events which powerfully demonstrated to the world the unshakable will of the top leaders of the two parties to firmly join hands with each other in the struggle for independence, justice and socialism by carrying forward the great history and traditions of the DPRK-China friendship.
He referred to the Chinese people’s great achievements, which were made in the building of socialism with Chinese characteristics under the leadership of the Communist Party of China with General Secretary Xi Jinping as the core, and expressed the belief that the bonds between the DPRK and China would grow stronger in conformity with the aspirations, desire and basic interests of the peoples of the two countries this year that marks the 60th anniversary of the conclusion of the DPRK-China Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance.
Song Tao expressed the pleasure of celebrating with Korean comrades the anniversaries of visits by the top leaders, and said the historic mutual visits by the top leaders of the two parties and two countries to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries helped inject fresh energy and vitality into the traditional bilateral ties.
Calling for providing the peoples of the two countries with greater happiness and making a tangible contribution to regional peace, stability, development and prosperity by putting the common understanding reached by the top leaders of the two countries into practice, he sincerely hoped that the Sino-DPRK friendship would be carried on permanently generation after generation.
That day, a reception was given by the International Liaison Department of the CPC Central Committee.