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Rodong Sinmun on Developing DPRK-China Friendship

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

Pyongyang, June 8 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il's recent visit to China was a historic event as it strikingly demonstrated again the fact that the DPRK-China friendship is unbreakable.

Rodong Sinmun Tuesday says this in a signed article.

The visit marked an epochal occasion in bringing the flower garden of the traditional DPRK-China friendship into fuller bloom, the article says, and goes on:

The bilateral friendship is now growing stronger with each passing day thanks to the deep care and energetic activities of the top leaders of the two countries.

Kim Jong Il's several visits to China and President Hu Jintao's visit to the DPRK in the new century have served as a driving force for developing in depth and vigorously the DPRK-China friendship onto a higher stage in conformity with the desire and interests of the two peoples.

Friendship factories, farms, cities, schools and others in the two countries have become symbols of the DPRK-China friendship. Exchange and cooperation have been steadily strengthened between the two countries, thus ensuring the dynamic progress of their socialist construction.

The events of "year of DPRK-China friendship", which took place last year, injected vitality in the strengthening of friendship and exchange between the two peoples and the development of the bilateral relations.

Revolutionary opera "The Flower Girl", adapted from immortal masterpiece "The Flower Girl", was successfully performed in China. And the performance of opera "A Dream of Red Mansions" by the Phibada Opera Troupe of the DPRK is now going on before full houses in China. Drama "A Sentry under a Neon Lamp" was reproduced and performed in the DPRK. These events delighted the two peoples and promoted the development of the DPRK-China friendship. This goes to prove that the asset of the bilateral friendship is being enriched in different fields as the days go by.

It is the precious fruition of the joint efforts made by the two parties and two peoples of the DPRK and China that the bilateral friendship has grown stronger in keeping with the desire and interests of the two peoples, displaying its great vitality.

It is the consistent stand of the Workers' Party of Korea and the people of the DPRK to steadily develop the DPRK-China friendship through generations, the article says, adding: They will strive to further develop and consolidate the traditional DPRK-China friendship which has stood all sorts of trials and tempest of history.

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