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Report on Enlarged Meeting of Political Bureau of WPK

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

Pyongyang, June 6 (KCNA) -- An enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the Workers' Party of Korea was held Monday.

The meeting discussed the results of the unofficial visit to the People's Republic of China paid by Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK.

Its participants were informed of his historic visit to China.

He paid an unofficial visit to the PRC from May 20 to 26 at the invitation of Hu Jintao, general secretary of the C.C., the Communist Party of China and president of the PRC.

The meeting highly appreciated the fact that his visit to China proved successful thanks to the particular attention and expectation of the two parties and two governments and expressed great satisfaction over it.

It expressed deep thanks to the collective leadership including the members of the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the C.C., the CPC for attaching special significance to his visit to the PRC and according him very cordial hospitality with utmost sincerity.

It said that his visit to China took place at a very appropriate time and yielded good fruits.

His recent visit to China was an epochal event of weighty significance in further consolidating the DPRK-China friendship generation after generation, putting strong impetus to the Korean people's cause of building a thriving nation, defending peace and stability in Northeast Asia and the rest of the world and more confidently advancing the socialist cause, the human cause of independence.

The meeting noted that his visit was a long journey for upholding and preserving the undying feats of President Kim Il Sung recorded in the history of the DPRK-China friendship and glorifying them generation after generation.

Kim Jong Il's visit to the historic places including anti-Japanese revolutionary battle zones of China where the tradition of the DPRK-China friendship was established by the President and which are associated with its shining history is of great significance in helping the younger generation deeply grasp the undying feats the President performed in strengthening the friendship and carrying forward and developing it down through generations.

During his visit to China Kim Jong Il had significant meetings with Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao and other party and state leading officials of China and held sincere and fruitful talks and reached a full consensus of views on all the issues discussed.

The meeting highly appreciated this and was greatly satisfied with this.

At the meetings and talks held during his visit, the two sides informed each other of the achievements and experience gained in the party and state building and overall socialist construction of the two countries, expressed full support and solidarity for them and agreed to boost cooperation and exchange in all fields including economy, culture, science and technology in the bilateral interests.

The Chinese party and state leading officials congratulated the party, government and people of the DPRK on firmly adhering to the socialist principle and bringing about unprecedented changes in all fields in conformity with the aspiration and demand for independence and ideal of the popular masses. They wished them greater successes under the leadership of the WPK headed by Kim Jong Il.

They stressed that the firm unity and cohesion of the party, army and people are the basic factor which made it possible to successfully carry out the revolution and construction in the DPRK.

During his visit Kim Jong Il estimated the Chinese people's signal successes made in carrying out the cause of building socialism with Chinese characteristics and extended warm congratulations to all the members of the CPC and other Chinese people on the 90th anniversary of the CPC.

He expressed the expectation that the Chinese people would win steady new victories in the historic course of building a harmonious society by strengthening the construction of the party's governing ability and putting into practice a scientific outlook on development under the leadership of the CPC headed by Hu Jintao.

The meeting highly praised the leaders of the DPRK and China for expressing the firm will during the visit to China to defend and continue developing the socialist cause, the common cause, even under the complicated international situation and expressing mutual support and solidarity with the two parties and two peoples in their struggle for national reunification.

At the meetings and talks held this time the leaders of the two countries had an exhaustive and in-depth exchange of views on international and regional issues of mutual concern and on the situation in Northeast Asia, in particular, and expressed mutual understanding and support to the independent stands maintained by the two parties and governments in the external relations.

Both sides recognized that it is in line with the overall interests of Northeast Asia to adhere to the target of the denuclearization of the whole Korean Peninsula, seek a peaceful settlement through dialogue including the resumption of the six-party talks and remove the hurdles lying in their way and shared the view on promoting the understanding and coordination to this end.

The Chinese party and state leading officials fully supported the DPRK party and government which have firmly maintained the independent stand despite the complicated international situation and consistently held fast to the idea of independence, peace and friendship in external activities. They expressed their willingness to make a greater contribution to peace, stability and prosperity in Northeast Asia and, furthermore, in the rest of the world through joint efforts with the DPRK side.

Kim Jong Il praised the Chinese party and government for maintaining their sovereign and independent foreign policy under the uplifted banner of peace, development and cooperation. He reiterated the willingness to work together with the Chinese side to make a positive contribution to ensuring global peace and stability against high-handedness, hegemony, aggression and war.

Kim Jong Il and the Chinese party and state leading officials stressed the importance and significance of the DPRK-China friendship, in particular, in the whole courses of meetings and talks.

Boosting the unity between the two parties and the two countries and advancing the bilateral friendly relatioins along with the era is a requirement of the new period, the new situation, Hu Jintao said, adding that the CPC and the PRC government would discharge their historic responsibility in giving a steady continuity to the precious tradition of the Sino-DPRK friendship associated with the noble souls of the revolutionaries of the elder generation of the two countries.

Kim Jong Il said that it is a historic responsibility and important mission of the present generation to properly pass the baton of the bilateral friendship with a long history and tradition on the generations to come as it is the unbreakable one that stood the severe storm and tests. He reiterated the invariable will and determination of the WPK and the DPRK government to boost the bilateral relations of friendship and cooperation in line with the noble intentions of the leaders of the elder generation and the desire of the peoples of the two countries.

The meeting highly estimated the fact that the leaders of the two countries promised each other to set store by the traditional bilateral friendship from a perspective and strategic insight, consistently and firmly maintain it and develop and carry it forward on a new higher stage generation after generation.

The meeting hailed the fact that during his recent visit the two sides discussed various important and principled matters such as the present bilateral relations of friendship, shared the understanding of them and reached a unanimous agreement on them.

The meeting called for making sincere efforts to fully implement in various fields the matters agreed upon between the leaders of the two countries and stressed the need to strikingly demonstrate once again the peculiarities of the DPRK-China friendship this significant year, 50th anniversary of the DPRK-China treaty of friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance.

The meeting expressed warm approval of the results of Kim Jong Il's recent China visit and manifested a resolution to boost the bilateral friendship in all fields generation after generation.

The meeting stressed the need to consolidate and glorify the successes and undying exploits Kim Jong Il registered in his external activities by visiting China again for the country and people in the period of a landmark turn when the cause of building a great prosperous and powerful socialist nation has reached a decisive phase.

It expressed firm conviction that the party organisations at all levels, officials, all the party members, servicepersons and people under the leadership of the Party would make a greater contribution to the sacred struggle for building a thriving socialist nation and achieving the independent reunification of the country and the cause of global independence.

It also discussed an organizational matter.

It relieved Hong Sok Hyong of his post as secretary of the Party Central Committee in connection with his transfer to other post.

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