Intimate Friend, My Brother
After winding up his tour of the DPRK, Indonesian President Sukarno visited China and met Chinese Prime Minister Zhou Enlai to have a talk in a friendly atmosphere.
At the talk they exchanged views on a series of international issues including the situations in the Far East and Southeast Asia, and the Indonesian President said with emotion:
“Your Excellency Zhou Enlai, I visited the DPRK as a friend and I am returning home today not only as a friend but also as a comrade-in-arms. There is a saying that you get acquainted with someone at the first meeting and become as intimate with him as brothers at the second meeting, but I am going back after becoming a comrade-in-arms of the DPRK at the first meeting.
“His Excellency Kim Il Sung is an intimate friend and my brother.
“He is really an unforgettable man. He makes even a stranger his close friend with his benevolent smile, profound emotion and warm humanity.”