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Chinese Defense Minister Puts Wreath on Friendship Tower

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

Pyongyang, November 24 (KCNA) -- Col. General Liang Guanglie, minister of National Defense who doubles as a state councilor of the People's Republic of China, laid a wreath before the Friendship Tower on Tuesday.

Present at the wreath-laying ceremony were the minister of National Defense and his party, and Ambassador Liu Xiaoming and the military, naval and air attache of the Chinese embassy here.

On hand were Pak Jae Gyong, vice-minister of the People's Armed Forces, and officers of the Korean People's Army.

The wreath in the name of the Chinese defense minister was laid before the tower.

The participants observed a moment's silence in memory of the martyrs of the Chinese People's Volunteers who bravely fought on the Korean front to beat back the U.S. imperialists' armed invasion. Then they looked round the tower.

Liang made an entry in the visitor's book.

Earlier, the Chinese defense minister placed a wreath at the cemetery of CPV martyrs in Hoechang County, South Phyongan Province and visited the former headquarters of the CPV.

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