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Message of Thanks to Kim Jong Il from Chinese Premier

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

Pyongyang, October 6 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il, Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, and Kim Yong Il, premier of the Cabinet, Tuesday received a message of thanks from Wen Jiabao, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the Communist Party of China and premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China.

The message said:

I and my party have already successfully wrapped up our official goodwill visit to the DPRK, a friendly neighbor of China.

Before leaving your country, I would like to express our heartfelt thanks to you for your warm hospitality and minute organization.

During the visit, we witnessed the beautiful scenery of the DPRK and saw for ourselves the admirable successes achieved by the Korean people in the cause of socialist construction under the leadership of the Workers' Party of Korea headed by you General Secretary Kim Jong Il and could feel warm and deep feelings of the Korean people toward the Chinese people.

We reached wide-ranging common understanding through a frank and in-depth exchange of views on the matter of the Sino-DPRK relations and international and regional issues of common concern.

The visit helped further deepen the mutual understanding and trust between the two sides and promote the exchange and cooperation in various fields of the two countries.

We are satisfied over the success made by our visit.

We wish the DPRK prosperity and its people happiness.

We wish General Secretary Kim Jong Il, President Kim Yong Nam and Premier Kim Yong Il good health and successes in your work.

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