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Wu Bangguo Meets DPRK Military Delegation

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK

    Beijing, July 13 (KCNA) -- Wu Bangguo, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China, Tuesday met and had a friendly talk with the DPRK military delegation led by Vice-Marshal Kim Il Chol, member of the DPRK National Defence Commission and minister of the People's Armed Forces, at the Great Hall of the People. On hand were Colonel General Cao Gangchuan, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, state councilor and minister of Defence, and the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People's Congress of China, the deputy chief of the General Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, and others.
    The members of the delegation, DPRK ambassador to China Choe Jin Su, and the military attache of the DPRK embassy in Beijing were present.
    Wu Bangguo stated that the party and the government of China highly valued the traditional friendship between China and the DPRK and that this friendship provided by the leaders of the old generation of the two countries was invariably gaining strength and developing.
    The party, the government and the people of China regard it as a long-term policy and an important component of the external policy to develop the friendly relations with the DPRK and are making every possible effort to this end, he said.
    The China visit of leader Kim Jong Il in April this year was an event of weighty importance in the development of the bilateral relations, Wu said, adding: During the visit the new collective leadership of China established relations of deep trust with him.
    The friendship between the two countries will steadily be consolidated as intended by Hu Jintao and Kim Jong Il, he said. He sincerely wished the Korean people greater achievements in various fields under the leadership of Kim Jong Il, manifesting positive support to the Korean people in their struggle to defend socialism and achieve the independent and peaceful reunification of the country.

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