February 15, 2011
DPRK eyes closer cooperation with China
Kim Jong Il (1st R), general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), meets with Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu (1st L) in Pyongyang, DPRK, Feb. 14, 2011. (Xinhua/Zhao Zhan)
Kim Jong Il, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), called for strengthened cooperation between China and his country on Monday.
Kim, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the DPRK National Defense Commission, made the remarks while meeting with Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu.
Kim expressed satisfaction over the continuous and smooth development of DPRK-China relations in various fields.
He said this year marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance between China and the DPRK, and the two countries will jointly organize a series of events and activities to mark the anniversary.
Kim also urged the two nations to maintain close relations and shore up their cooperation.
Meng said friendship and cooperation between China and the DPRK has been growing continuously since the two sides established diplomatic ties more than 60 years ago, citing frequent high-level exchanges, expanded trade and economic cooperation and enhanced cultural exchanges.
The two nations have coordinated well with each other in regional and global affairs, which not only promoted their respective development and safeguarded their common interests, but also contributed a lot to regional peace and stability, Meng said.
Meng arrived in Pyongyang on Sunday at the invitation of the DPRK Minister of People’s Security Ju Sang Song.
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DPRK leader meets Chinese senior official
Kim Yong Nam (R, front), president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), meets with Chinese Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu (L, front) in Pyongyang, DPRK, Feb. 14, 2011. (Xinhua/Gao Haorong)
Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), met Chinese Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu on Monday.
Kim said it was the consistent stand of the Worker’s Party of Korea (WPK) and the government and the firm will of the people to develop the traditional DPRK-China friendship generation after generation.
The DPRK is sincerely happy to see the great achievement China has made and wish that the Chinese people make even more progress, Kim said.
Meng, also a State Councilor, said the traditional friendship between the two neighboring countries has strengthened through the ages. He expressed his expectations of inheriting the friendship, deepening communications and cooperation in various areas and promoting the China-DPRK friendship. Continue reading