Pyongyang supports Beijing's policies on Hong Kong, Taiwan
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Ri Su Yong, member of the Political Bureau and vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), on Wednesday in Pyongyang.
Ri, also director of the International Department of the WPK Central Committee, extended his congratulations on China's achievements and the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
He said that the DPRK side will continue to firmly support the policies and measures of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese government on issues concerning China's core interests, including the issues of Hong Kong and Taiwan.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the DPRK.
The DPRK is willing to join China in strengthening exchanges at different levels and strengthen the practical and friendly cooperation between the two sides, he added.
Despite changes in the international arena, the traditional friendship forged by the leaders of the former generations of both countries has withstood the test of time and become a shared asset of the two countries, said Wang Yi.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and DPRK leader Kim Jong Un have injected fresh vitality into the relations between the two parties and the two countries, Wang said.
"We should abide by the important consensus reached by the top leaders of the two countries, shoulder the responsibility to maintain, consolidate and advance the traditional China-DPRK friendship, and promote friendly cooperation between the two countries in various fields," he added.
History will prove that China's development and rejuvenation are an irresistible trend that cannot be stopped, he said, adding that China and the DPRK should conduct more communication and exchanges, understand each other, trust each other and support each other in safeguarding their mutual interests and legitimate rights.