Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, received a message of greetings from Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People’s Republic of China, on September 9.
Xi Jinping in his message sent warm congratulations and sincere best wishes to Kim Jong Un and, through him, to the WPK and the government and people of the DPRK, on the occasion of the 73rd founding anniversary of the DPRK on behalf of the CPC, and the government and people of China and on his own behalf.
The WPK has exerted constant efforts to rally and lead the Korean people for the past 73 years since the founding of the DPRK, registering great successes in accomplishing the socialist cause, the message said.
As comrades and friends, we are sincerely rejoiced over this, it noted.
Now the Korean people have put all their efforts to thoroughly carrying out the decisions made at the 8th Congress of the WPK and to spurring the socio-economic development, it added.
The message said we believe that the Korean people would surely build their country better in unity and with redoubled efforts under the firm guidance of the WPK Central Committee headed by General Secretary Kim Jong Un.
The traditional China-DPRK friendship which is getting more solid over time is a precious treasure common to both sides, it noted.
The message said:
I and Comrade General Secretary have maintained close communication and led the bilateral relations to make them develop in a stable way and thus steadily made good successes which further enriched the traditional bilateral friendship.
I highly value the development of the China-DPRK relations and have intent to develop these ties of friendship and cooperation on a long-term basis and in a stable way and steadily put them on a new stage so as to bring better well-being to the two countries and the two peoples together with Comrade General Secretary.
The message wished the DPRK prosperity and its people happiness and well-being.