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Chinese Minister of National Defence Arrives Here

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

    Pyongyang, April 4 (KCNA) -- Colonel General Cao Gangchuan, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee and vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China, state councilor and minister of National Defense of the People's Republic of China, arrived here today by air. He was accompanied by Commander of Shenyang Military Area of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Chang Wanquan, Assistant to the Chief of the General Staff of the CPLA Zhang Qinsheng, Deputy Commander of the Navy of the CPLA Zhang Yongyi, Deputy Political Commissar of the Air Force of the CPLA Liu Yazhou, Deputy Director of the General Office of the Central Military Commission Cao Yumin and others. Cao Gangchuan and his party were greeted at the airport by Vice-Minister of the People's Armed Forces Kim Jong Gak.
    Chinese Ambassador to the DPRK Wu Donghe and Military Attache of the embassy Yang Xilian were out at the airport.
    A ceremony for welcoming his visit to the DPRK was held in front of the Monument to Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War.
    After the national anthems of China and the DPRK were played, Chinese Minister of National Defence Cao Gangchuan, in company with Minister of the People's Armed Forces Kim Il Chol, reviewed a guard of honor of the KPA.



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