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CPC official holds talks with DPRK delegation

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 19:27, May 31, 2016

BEIJING, May 31 (Xinhua) -- A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) held talks with a visiting delegation from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Tuesday.

Song Tao, head of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, held talks with the delegation, which was led by Ri Su Yong, a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).

Ri is also vice chairman of the WPK Central Committee and director of the party's International Department.

The DPRK side gave a briefing on the seventh WPK congress, which was held in early May.

Both sides agreed that they highly value the China-DPRK traditional friendship, and that the exchanges and cooperation between the two parties should continue to be strengthened.

They also expressed willingness to consolidate and develop China-DPRK relations, and support regional peace and stability.

The two sides also exchanged views on other issues of shared interest.

Tuesday was the first day of a three-day visit to China by the DPRK delegation.

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