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Premier Pak Pong Ju Arrives in Beijing

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

    Beijing, March 22 (KCNA Correspondent) -- Premier of the DPRK Cabinet Pak Pong Ju arrived in Beijing Tuesday morning by special plane to pay an official goodwill visit to the People's Republic of China. He was accompanied by Vice-Premier Ro Tu Chol, Chairman of the State Planning Commission Kim Kwang Rin, Minister of Foreign Trade Rim Kyong Man, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Hyong Jun, Vice-Minister of Agriculture Kim Hyok Jin, Vice-Minister of Chemical Industry Han Sung Jun and other suite members.
    The premier and his party were greeted at the airport by Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of China Wu Dawei, Chinese Ambassador to the DPRK Wu Donghe and officials concerned.
    Ambassador Choe Jin Su and staff members of the DPRK embassy in Beijing were on hand.
    A Chinese woman and a woman from the DPRK embassy presented bouquets to Pak Pong Ju. A welcome ceremony took place at the Great Hall of the People Tuesday afternoon.
    Present at the ceremony together with Pak Pong Ju were Vice-Premier Ro Tu Chol, Chairman of the State Planning Commission Kim Kwang Rin, Minister of Foreign Trade Rim Kyong Man, DPRK Ambassador to China Choe Jin Su, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Hyong Jun, Vice-Minister of Agriculture Kim Hyok Jin, Vice-Minister of Chemical Industry Han Sung Jun and other suite members.
    Staff members of the DPRK embassy in Beijing were on hand.
    Also present at the ceremony were Premier of the State Council of China Wen Jiabao, Vice-Chairman of the Central Committee of the Jiusan Society Hong Fazeng, Minister of Foreign Affairs Li Zhaoxing, Director of the State Environment Protection Administration Xie Zhenhua, Chinese Ambassador to the DPRK Wu Donghe, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Wu Dawei, Vice-Minister of Commerce Wei Jianquo and officials concerned.
    Pak Pong Ju in company with Wen Jiabao reviewed a guard of honor of the three services of the Chinese People's Liberation Army.



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