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Hu, Kim hold talks in Beijing
www.chinaview.cn 2006-01-18 19:37:15

      Chinese president Hu Jintao (R) shakes hands with Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on Jan. 17, 2006.

    BEIJING, Jan. 18 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese top leader Hu Jintao and top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) KimJong Il held talks in Beijing, exchanging views on bilateral relations and international and regional issues of common concern,and reaching important and wide-ranging consensus.

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    Kim, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the National Defense Commission of the DPRK, paid an unofficial visit to China from Jan. 10 to 18 as Hu's guest. During his stay in China, Kim visited Central China's Hubei Province, South China's Guangdong Province and China's capital Beijing.

    Hu, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese president, hosted a welcoming banquet in honor of Kim in Beijing and accompanied Kim in a visit to a crop research institute under the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

    Wu Bangguo, member of the Political Bureau Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, and Wen Jiabao, member of the Political Bureau Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee and Chinese premier, met with Kim respectively.

    Members of the Political Bureau Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee Jia Qinglin, Zeng Qinghong, Huang Ju, Wu Guanzheng, Li Changchun and Luo Gan accompanied Kim in his visiting tours or took part in related activities.

    Hu, on behalf of the CPC, and the Chinese government and people,extended a warm welcome to Kim.

    To maintain close contacts between top leaders of the two sidesis a major characteristic of China-DPRK good neighborly friendship,Hu said, adding that since Kim became the WPK's general secretary,leaders of the two sides have had exchanges of visits with fruitful results each time.

    Under the current circumstances while international and regional situations are undergoing profound and complicated changes, said Hu, to further advance the relations between the two parties and the two countries is in line with the common interests of the two countries and conducive to the peace, stability and development in Northeast Asia.

    He said that in recent years, with concerted efforts from both sides, the relations between the two parties and two countries have made new progress, and the two countries have scored new achievements in economic and trade cooperation of mutual benefit and maintained close consultation and cooperation in international and regional issues.

    Sino-DPRK traditional friendship is the common treasure of the two parties, countries and peoples, said Hu. It is an unswerving strategic guideline of the CPC and the Chinese government to consolidate and develop bilateral good neighborly friendship and cooperation.

    Hu said the Chinese side will make joint efforts with the DPRK to continuously inject new vigor and vitality into bilateral traditional friendship and push forward the growth of bilateral good neighborly friendship and cooperation so as to bring more benefits to the two countries and their peoples and contribute more to the peace, stability and prosperity in Northeast Asia and the world at large.

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