TIL Desk/World/Beijing/ Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have spoken highly of the China-North Korea friendship during their talks in Beijing. Xi pointed out during the talks Kim’s visit to China at the beginning of 2019, which marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of China-North Korea diplomatic relationship, fully embodied the great importance Kim attaches to the two countries’ traditional friendship.
“I highly appreciate it, and, on behalf of the CPC (Communist Party of China), the Chinese government and the Chinese people, extend sincere festival greetings to the WPK (Workers’ Party of Korea) and the government and the people of North Korea,” Xi said. Kim is the chairman of WPK. Xi stressed that with concerted efforts of both sides, the China-North Korea relations opened a new historic chapter in 2018.
The two sides, with concrete actions, have demonstrated the strong vitality of the China-North Korea friendship and displayed the resolute determination of the two countries to jointly advance the political settlement of the Korean Peninsula issue. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the China-North Korea relationship and bears great significance to the efforts of building on past successes to further advance bilateral relationship. “I am willing to work with Comrade Chairman (Kim) to make sound efforts to guide the future development of China-North Korea relationship,” Xi said.