DPRK-China ties enter a new great era

By Choe Yong Nam
The Pyongtang Times

The DPRK-China friendship with a long history and tradition has greeted a new great era.

A continuation of several rounds of DPRK-China summit meeting in recent years, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the DPRK last week fully demonstrated to the world the immutability and invincibility of the bilateral friendship.

Five rounds of summit meeting and talks between the leaders of the DPRK and China in a little over a year were so exceptional to be claimed to be unprecedented in the history of the two countries.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un accorded cordial hospitality to the Chinese President beyond international diplomatic customs, from the reception at the airport to send-off.

The warm hospitality, which reminded viewers of the reception of the DPRK leader foreign media described as a “reception of emperor” during his China tour, clearly showed the unusual friendship between the leaders of the two countries and the true features of bilateral relations that entered a new stage of development.

During the recent Pyongyang summit, the two countries reaffirmed their consistent stand to continue to bolster up the friendly and cooperative relationship full of vigour as required by the times and discussed good plans for celebrating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations more significantly.

Both sides agreed on making positive joint efforts to promote close strategic communication, deepen mutual understanding and trust, maintain the tradition of high-level visits and intensify exchange and cooperation in all fields.

They appreciated that to further develop the bilateral ties in depth conforms to the common interests of the two countries and facilitates regional peace, stability and development.

They also agreed to support and encourage the achievements they have made in advancing the cause of socialism with each other and carry forward the bilateral friendship faithfully.

The five rounds of DPRK-China summit meeting and talks powerfully demonstrated once again that socialism is the invariable nucleus of the bilateral friendship and the peculiarity and invincibility of DPRK-China friendship lies in maintaining and enriching socialism with concerted efforts.