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Reply Message to Kim Jong Il from Chinese Party and State Leaders

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK

    Pyongyang, October 16 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, and Pak Pong Ju, premier of the Cabinet, on Oct. 12 received a message from Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), chairman of the Central Military Commission of the CPC and president of the People's Republic of China (PRC), Jiang Zemin, chairman of the Central Military Commission of the PRC, Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, and Wen Jiabao, premier of the State Council, in reply to their message of greetings on the occasion of the 55th national day of the PRC. The reply message says as follows:
    We, on behalf of the CPC and the Chinese government and people, express sincere thanks to you for your message of greetings on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of our national day.
    The Chinese side, together with the DPRK side, will strive to steadily develop the Sino-Korean friendly and cooperative relations pioneered by the leaders of the old generation of the two countries in the spirit of "the inheritance of tradition, future-orientation, good neighborly friendship and boosting cooperation."
    We wholeheartedly wish the DPRK prosperity.
    We hope that the fraternal Korean people will continue achieving new successes in all their work.

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