DPRK leader Kim Jong Il meets new Chinese ambassador

09:46, March 30, 2010      

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Kim Jong Il, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) met with the new Chinese ambassador to the country on Monday in Pyongyang.

Kim, the general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defense Commission, welcomed Liu Hongcai, Chinese ambassador to the DPRK in Pyongyang, and hosted a dinner party for the new Chinese ambassador.

They had a cordial discussion on the relations between the DPRK and China. Liu conveyed the regards of Chinese President Hu Jintao to Kim. Kim expressed his appreciation and stressed the traditional friendship between the two countries, which is fostered by the elder generation of revolutionaries of the two countries, would be further strengthened and promoted.

Kim Yong Chun, vice-chairman of the DPRK National Defense Commission and minister of the People's Armed Forces, Kang Sok Ju, first vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, Jang Song Thaek and Kim Yong Il, department directors of the WPK Central Committee were present at the dinner party.

Source: Xinhua
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