China-DPRK ties

CNC report from Pyongyang
Added On July 28, 2013

Visiting Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao has met with Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on bilateral ties.

Li has also mourned the fallen fighters of Chinese People's Volunteers in the Korean War.

Li arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday to attend activities marking the 60th anniversary of the Korea War Armistice.

Li said bilateral relationship is entering a new period which is built on the past and prepared for the future.

Kim said his country is willing to promote communication and cooperation with China, and make efforts with all parties to protect peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula.

Kim also said the DPRK was dedicated to developing its economy and improving its people's lives, which required a stable outer environment.

The DPRK supported China's efforts to restart the Six-Party Talks, and would like to make efforts with all parties to protect the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula.

Li also met with Chairman Kim Yong Nam and Vice-Chairman Yang Hyong-sop of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK.

The Chinese Vice-President on Friday visited the Korea-China Friendship Tower and the cemetery of the fallen Chinese fighters in the DPRK to mourn the dead in the Korea War.
  
Li laid wreaths before the tower where the martyrs' list was kept and the Cemetery of the Fallen Fighters of the Chinese People's Volunteers in Hoechang County.
     
Li said the purpose of marking the 60th anniversary of the Korea War Armistice is to safeguard peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and to pursue regional prosperity and development for the future.
  
Kim Jong Un also had wreaths laid there.