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Chinese High-Ranking Military Delegation Here

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

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- A Chinese high-ranking military delegation led by Col. General Guo Boxiong, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China, arrived here Saturday to pay an official goodwill visit to the DPRK at the invitation of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK.

The delegation is made up of Col. General Ma Xiaotian, deputy chief of the General Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, Col. General Tong Shiping, deputy director of the General Political Department of the CPLA, Col. General Li Andong, deputy director of the General Armament Department of the CPLA, Lieut. General Zou Yinhe, deputy director of the General Logistics Department of the CPLA, Lieut. General Wang Hongyao, deputy political commissar of the Shenyang Military Area of the CPLA, Lieut. General Feng Zhaoju, deputy commander of the Jinan Military Area of the CPLA, Maj. General Cao Yumin, deputy director of the General Office of the Central Military Commission, Maj. General Qian Lihua, director of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Ministry of National Defence of China, Maj. General Zhou Tao, head of the Publicity Department of the General Political Department of the CPLA, general officers and other officers of the CPLA.

The delegation was greeted at the airport by Pak Jae Gyong, vice-minister of the People's Armed Forces, and officers of the Korean People's Army, Liu Hongcai, Chinese ambassador to the DPRK, Sun Yanfeng, military, naval and air attache, and staff members of the Chinese embassy here.

Guo Boxiong released a statement on the arrival.

A welcoming ceremony took place in front of the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Memorial Tower.

Present there were members of the delegation, the Chinese ambassador to the DPRK, the military, naval and air attache and staff members of the Chinese embassy here.

Also present there were Vice Marshal of the Korean People's Army Ri Yong Ho, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea and chief of the General Staff of the KPA, KPA General Kim Jong Gak, member of the DPRK National Defence Commission and first vice director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, and Pak Jae Gyong, vice-minister of the People's Armed Forces, and general officers and other officers of the KPA.

Ri Yong Ho and Guo Boxiong reviewed the guard of honor of the KPA after the anthems of China and the DPRK were played.

Guo Boxiong received bouquets from a woman officer of the KPA and a woman of the Chinese embassy here.



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