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Chinese Premier Meets Delegation of DPRK-China Joint Guidance Committee

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

Pyongyang, August 18 (KCNA) -- Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China Wen Jiabao, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the Communist Party of China, Friday met and had a friendly talk with the delegation of the DPRK-China Joint Guidance Committee led by Department Director of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee Jang Song Thaek at Ziguangge, Zhongnanhai.

Jang conveyed greetings of the dear respected Kim Jong Un to Wen Jiabao.

Expressing deep thanks for this, Wen Jiabao requested Jang to convey his warm greetings and sincere wishes to Kim Jong Un.

Wen Jiabao expressed deep sympathy over the recent flood that hit the DPRK, causing damage, convinced that the Korean people would tide over the difficulties and step up socialist construction under the leadership of First Secretary Kim Jong Un.

He deeply felt through various meetings that leader Kim Jong Il set store by the development of the China-DPRK friendly relations, Wen said.

The China-DPRK friendship that has stood the hardships of the history is the common precious wealth, and the Chinese party and government are valuing this, he noted.

The third meeting of the China-DPRK Joint Guidance Committee will offer an occasion for the smooth promotion of the development of the two economic zones and the strengthening of the economic trade relations between the two countries and thus make contribution to the China-DPRK friendship, he stressed.

Present there were members of the delegation of the DPRK-China Joint Guidance Committee, Ji Jae Ryong, DPRK ambassador to China, Chen Deming, minister of Commerce of China, Wang Jiarui, head of the International Liaison Department of the C.C., the Communist Party of China, Zhang Ping, head of the National Development and Reform Committee, Shi Xuren, minister of Finance, Sun Zhengcai, secretary of the Jilin Provincial Committee of the CPC, Chen Zhenggao, governor of the Liaoning Provincial People's Government, Zhang Zhijun, executive vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, Chen Jian, vice-minister of Commerce, and Liu Hongcai, Chinese ambassador to the DPRK.


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