N.Korea's top leader Kim Jong-un congratulates CPC centennial, stresses unity between two parties
Published: Jul 01, 2021 08:06 PM


 Extending congratulations to the Communist Party of China (CPC)'s centennial on Thursday, Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea and general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), sent a floral basket to Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese President, and a message underscoring the firm unity between the two parties as "comrades-in-arms that have shared life and death in the protracted struggle for opposing imperialism and building socialism."

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that alongside the floral basket, the North Korean leader also extended "ardent felicitations and warm comradely greeting on behalf of all members of the WPK and other Korean people and on his own behalf to the respected General Secretary Xi, all members of the CPC and other fraternal Chinese people on the occasion of the 100th founding anniversary of the CPC".

The CPC achieved the victory of the revolution through a bloody struggle, built a new China governed by its people and brought about the prosperity of the state and people's happiness by weathering all tempests of history and pioneering the path of socialism with the Chinese characteristics, the message said.

The message said that the WPK and the Korean people rejoice as over their own over all the successes made by China in socialist construction.

Noting that the CPC and the Chinese people have entered a new historic course for comprehensively building a modern socialist state under the uplifted banner of the socialist idea peculiar to China in the new era, the message said that hostile forces' vicious slander and all-round pressure upon the CPC are no more than a last-ditch attempt and they can never check the on-going advance of the Chinese people, rallied close around General Secretary Xi, toward a fresh victory.

The WPK and the Korean people firmly support the cause of the CPC for accelerating socialist construction, protecting the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity and preserving global peace. They also firmly believe that the Chinese people would continue to achieve good successes in the struggle for realizing the dream of China under the leadership of the CPC general secretary, the message noted. 

It said despite the complicated international situation, the two parties and the two countries, with firm faith in the justice of the socialist and communist cause, accelerate their advance toward a brighter future, tiding over difficulties and ordeals by dint of their militant friendship and bonds of kinship.

The WPK and the CPC are the true comrades and the comrades-in-arms that have shared life and death in the protracted struggle for opposing imperialism and building socialism, writing the proud history of friendship, the message said. 

The WPK, by its firm unity with the CPC, would raise the North Korea-China friendship to a new strategic point as required by the times and as desired by the peoples of the two countries, and powerfully encourage the socialist construction, the cause common to the two parties, to vigorously advance despite any change of the situation and challenges, it said. 

Ambassadors of two sides have previously published articles on the flagship newspapers of the CPC and the WPK to stress the unshakable friendship and vowed to safeguard regional peace on June 21, to mark the second year anniversary of Chinese leader's visit to the North Korea.

China and North Korea should inherit the traditional friendship; to increase exchanges and deepen cooperation; and to safeguard peace and create the future together, Li Jinjun, Chinese Ambassador to North Korea, said in his article published on Monday in Rodong Sinmun, the flagship newspaper of the WPK, to commemorate Chinese President Xi Jinping's 2019 visit to North Korea.

The People's Daily, the flagship newspaper of the CPC, also published an article by Ri Ryong-nam, North Korean ambassador to China, on the same day. 

Ri said that no matter how the situation would change, the great causes of socialism in both China and the DPRK will remain unshakable, and keep marching forward. He wrote that as long as the WPK and the CPC are united, the severe challenges and conspiracy for interruption launched by hostile forces will be crushed.

Global Times