Top Chinese legislator meets Kim Jong Il

11:27, May 07, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Top Chinese legislator Wu Bangguo met in Beijing with Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Worker' s Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Wu, member of the Political Bureau Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), spoke highly of Kim's visit, the fifth in the 21st century.

The 60 years of China-DPRK diplomatic relations has been a period that witnessed major changes in world situation, and the two peoples and the two countries have worked hard with joined hands over the 60 years, Wu said.

He said China-DPRK ties have stood tests and seen constant development in the 60 years.

The meetings of the two countries' leaders and their discussions of bilateral relations are of vital significance for the development of bilateral ties in the future, he said.

Wu said he believes that with joint efforts, the two countries will surely write a new chapter of bilateral relations in the next 60 years.

Kim agreed with Wu's remarks on bilateral ties.

The comprehensive development of DPRK-China relations conforms to the fundamental interests of the two parties, the two countries and the two peoples, and there are reasons, foundations and responsibilities for the two sides to enhance friendly exchanges, he said.

The Party and government of the DPRK will, as always, attach importance to and support deepening exchanges and cooperation between the two parliaments, he said.

Kim paid an unofficial visit to China from May 3 to 7 at the invitation of Hu Jintao, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and Chinese president.



  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • On Sept. 26, a resident passes by a flower terrace decorated for the coming National Day. (Xinhua/Hang Xingwei)
  • The photo, taken on Sept. 26, shows the SWAT team ready for the joint exercise. (Xinhua/Wangkai)
  • Two metro trains in Shanghai collided Tuesday afternoon, and an identified number of passengers were injured in the accident, the Shanghai-based reported. Equipment failures were believed to have caused the crash on the Line 10 subway, Xinhua quoted local subway operator as saying.
  • An employee at a gold store in Yiwu, located in east China's Zhejiang province, shows gold jewelry on Monday.(Xinhua/Zhang Jiancheng)
  • Tourists ride camels near China's largest desert lake Hongjiannao in Yulin, north China's Shaanx Province, Sept. 24, 2011. Hongjiannao is shrinking as a result of climate change and human activities, and may vanish in a few decades. Its lake area, which measured more than 6,700 hectares in 1996, has shrunk to 4,180 hectares. Its water level is declining by 20-30 centimeters annually and its water PH value has risen to 9.0-9.42 from 7.4-7.8. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)
  • Actors perform royal dance at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, Sept. 27, 2011. A ceremony commemorating the 38th South Korea Sightseeing Day was held in Gyeongbok Palace on Tuesday. (Xinhua/He Lulu)
Hot Forum Discussion