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Agreement and Agreed Documents Signed between DPRK, Chinese Governments

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

Pyongyang, October 4 (KCNA) -- An agreement and agreed documents between the governments of the DPRK and China were signed at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Sunday.

Present at the signing ceremony from the DPRK side were Kim Yong Il, premier of the DPRK Cabinet, Choe Thae Bok, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Ro Tu Chol, vice-premier of the Cabinet and chairman of the State Planning Commission, Pak Ui Chun, minister of Foreign Affairs, Kang Nung Su, minister of Culture, Kim Yong Ho, chief secretary of the Cabinet Secretariat, Pak Kyong Son, vice department director of the WPK Central Committee, Kim Yong Il, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, Ku Pon Thae, vice-minister of Foreign Trade, Choe Jin Su, DPRK ambassador to China, and officials concerned.

Present from the Chinese side were Wen Jiabao, premier of the State Council, Yang Jiechi, minister of Foreign Affairs, Wang Jiarui, head of the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Zhang Ping, minister in charge of the National Development and Reform Commission, Chen Deming, minister of Commerce, Cai Wu, minister of Culture, Xie Fuzhan, director of the Research Office of the State Council, Liu Xiaoming, Chinese ambassador to the DPRK, Qiu Xiaoxiong, vice secretary-general of the State Council and director of the Premier's Office, Wu Dawei, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, Liu Zhenqi, deputy director of the General Political Department of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, and other suite members.

Signed at the ceremony were the "protocol on the adjustment of treaties between the governments of the DPRK and China," the "agreement on economic and technological cooperation between the governments of the DPRK and China," exchange documents on economic assistance and other agreed documents in the field of economy, an accord on exchange and cooperation between educational organs of the two countries, a MOU on exchange and cooperation in the field of software industry and a protocol on common inspection of export and import goods between the state quality control organs of the two countries, a MOU on tour of the DPRK sponsored by the tourist organizations of China and an accord on strengthening the cooperation in protecting wild animals.

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