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Talks between DPRK and Chinese Defence Ministers

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

    Pyongyang, April 4 (KCNA) -- Talks were held here today between Vice Marshal of the Korean People's Army Kim Il Chol, member of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and minister of the People's Armed Forces, and Col. 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. Present at the talks from the DPRK side were Kim Jong Gak, vice-minister of the People's Armed Forces, and general officers and officers of the KPA and from the Chinese side Commander of the 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 other suite members, Chinese Ambassador to the DPRK Wu Donghe and Military Attache of the Chinese embassy here Yang Xilian. At the talks both sides exchanged views on boosting the traditional relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries and the two armies and issues of mutual concern.
    The talks took place in a comradely and friendly atmosphere.

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