Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, Thursday sent a congratulatory message to Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission of the CPC.
The message said:
Please accept my warm congratulations on the successful holding of its 18th National Congress and your election as general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission.
It is an expression of deep trust and great expectation of all the party members, service personnel and people of China that you take the important posts as general secretary of the C.C. and chairman of the Central Military Commission of the CPC at a time when the cause of socialist modernization drive of the Chinese people has entered into a new stage.
The 18th National Congress of the CPC marked a historic occasion as it reviewed the theoretical and practical experience and successes gained by the CPC and Chinese people in the course of socialist construction and provided a new milestone for hastening the construction of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
It is my conviction that the fraternal Chinese people will surely achieve the strategic goal to build a comprehensively well-off socialist society by keeping the stability of society and sustainable economic development and improving the people’s living standard under the leadership of the CPC with you as general secretary.
The DPRK and China are friendly neighbors linked by the same mountain and rivers and the DPRK-China friendship with long historic roots is the common precious wealth associated with the wisdom and efforts of the leaders of the elder generation of the two parties and two countries.
Believing that the traditional DPRK-China friendship which has developed down through generations will continue to grow in conformity with the wishes of the two peoples, I sincerely wish you great success in your responsible work.
Pyongyang, November 15 (KCNA)