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Kim Jong Il Returns Home after Paying Unofficial Visit to China

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

Pyongyang, May 27 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, Friday returned home after successfully wrapping up his unofficial visit to the PRC.

He was warmly greeted at the border of the country by Kim Jong Un, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the WPK; Kim Kyong Hui, member of the Political Bureau and department director of the C.C., the WPK; Ri Myong Su, minister of People's Security; Generals of the Korean People's Army Kim Won Hong and Hyon Chol Hae and other senior officials of the party and army.

The senior officials of the party and army warmly congratulated him on his successful visit to China, offering the unanimous best wishes of the entire army and people to him who made a safe return home after adding another brilliant page to the history of the DPRK-China friendship by making a 6 000 km-long journey.

Kim Jong Il met with the officials present there and extended a warm salute to all the beloved people of the country upon his return home.

Earlier, he passed through Dandong, a border city of China.

He was warmly seen off at Dandong Railway Station by Wang Jiarui, head of the International Liaison Department of the C.C., the CPC, Wang Min, secretary of the Liaoning Provincial Committee of the CPC; Liu Hongcai, Chinese ambassador to the DPRK; Hu Yadong, vice-minister of Railways; the secretary-general of the Liaoning Provincial Committee of the CPC; the vice-governor and concurrently chief of Public Security of Liaoning Province, the assistant to the head of the International Liaison Department of the C.C., the CPC; Dai Yulin, secretary of the Dandong City Committee of the CPC; and the acting mayor of Dandong City.

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