Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), President of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the DPRK, sent a message of greetings to Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), President of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the PRC, on Sunday.
In the message respected Comrade Kim Jong Un extended warm congratulations on behalf of the WPK and the government and people of the DPRK and on his own behalf to General Secretary Xi Jinping and, through him, to the Central Committee of the CPC, the government and people of the PRC on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the conclusion of the DPRK-China Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance.
The message said that the conclusion of the treaty was a historic event which demonstrated to the whole world the firm will of the two Parties and the governments and peoples of the two countries to ensure the long-term development of the DPRK-China friendship, which was forged at the cost of blood on the road of independence against imperialism and for socialism on the basis of the solid legal foundations.
Over the past six decades, the DPRK and PRC have written a proud history of friendship while invariably supporting and cooperating with each other morally and materially in the struggle for accomplishing their common cause, sharing sweets and bitters in all hardships of history, it added.
It said, despite the unprecedentedly complicated international situation in recent years, the comradely trust and militant friendship between the DPRK and PRC get stronger day by day and the traditional DPRK-PR friendship has, gaining new momentum, comprehensively developed onto a higher stage in all fields including politics, economy, military and culture.
The DPRK-PRC Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance is displaying its stronger vitality in defending and propelling the socialist cause of the two countries and ensuring peace and stability in Asia and the rest of the world now that the hostile forces become more desperate in their challenge and obstructive moves, it noted.
It pointed out that it is the consistent stand of the WPK and the DPRK government to continue to develop the friendly and cooperative relations between the DPRK and China as required by the new times and as desired by the peoples of the two countries.
It stressed that the Party, government and people of the DPRK would set great store by the DPRK-China friendship, the valuable common wealth of the two countries, and would firmly join hands with the CPC and the government and people of China in the sacred struggle for building socialism and communism in the future, too.
Expressing great pleasure over the fact that the Party, government and people of China have made remarkable successes in socialist construction with the Chinese characteristics under the guidance of the respected General Secretary Xi Jinping and grandly celebrated the 100th founding anniversary of the CPC, it hoped that the Chinese Party and people would continue to make big progress in comprehensively building a modern socialist state and achieving the prosperity of the Chinese nation.
The message sincerely wished General Secretary Xi Jinping good health as well as greater successes in his responsible work for prosperity of the country and the people’s happiness.