DPRK-China friendly and cooperative relations will further develop

By Ri Chol Hyok
Rodong Sinmun

Today marks the 66th anniversary of the conclusion of the inter-governmental agreement on economic and cultural cooperation between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the People's Republic of China.

President Kim Il Sung paid a historic visit to China in November Juche 42 (1953) and signed the agreement on economic and cultural cooperation between the DPRK and China together with Zhou Enlai.

The conclusion of the agreement served as a historic occasion that laid a legal foundation for further consolidating the friendship and solidarity between the peoples of the two countries sealed in blood in the midst of the common struggle for anti-imperialist independence and national independence, and for expanding and developing them in the economic and cultural fields.

DPRK-China friendship is an unbreakable friendship with deep historical roots and tradition.

President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il always valued the DPRK-China friendship and deepened comradely friendship with the leaders of the elder generations of China and made sure that the tradition of friendship was invariably carried forward despite all sorts of storms of history.

The DPRK-China friendship is being further developed day by day to meet the needs of the new times, under the high intention of the top leaders of the two countries.

It is the fixed stand of our Party and people to put on a new higher stage the relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries that stood all challenges of history and have been firmly carried forward.

The bilateral friendly and cooperative relations which were provided and developed by the leaders of the elder generations of the two countries will be further developed in line with the new requirements of the times and the common desire of the peoples of the two countries.

(KCNA - November 23, 2019)