Present there were Li Jianguo, Wang Jiarui, head of the International Liaison Department of the C.C., the CPC, Wang Xiaohui, deputy head of the Publicity Department of the C.C., the CPC, Liu Jieyi, deputy head of the International Liaison Department of the C.C., the CPC, Yao Zengke, vice-minister of Supervision, and Liu Hongcai, Chinese ambassador to the DPRK.
Also present there were Kim Ki Nam, member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the WPK Central Committee, Kim Yang Gon, alternate member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the C.C., the WPK, and Kim Song Nam, vice department director of the C.C., the WPK.
Li Jianguo conveyed a personal letter of Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission of the CPC, to Kim Jong Un.
He expressed thanks to Kim Jong Un for receiving the delegation by sparing precious time despite his tight schedule and informed him of the proceeding of the 18th National Congress of the CPC upon the authorization of the CPC Central Committee.
He said the CPC Central Committee headed by General Secretary Xi Jinping is pleased that the Korean people have achieved great successes in the effort for building a thriving socialist nation under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, true to the behests of leader Kim Jong Il.
China and the DPRK are friendly neighbors linked by the same mountain and rivers, he said, adding that it is the steadfast policy of the party and government of China to steadily boost the traditional Sino-DPRK relations of friendship and cooperation.
He renewed the will to make efforts together with the Korean comrades to successfully consolidate, build and develop the Sino-DPRK relations forged by the leaders of the elder generations of the two parties and two countries.
He sincerely hoped that Kim Jong Un and the WPK would register steady, fresh and bigger successes in building a thriving nation by leading the Korean people.
Kim Jong Un thanked for this, warmly welcomed the delegation’s visit to the DPRK and congratulated the CPC on its successful 18th National Congress.
Kim Jong Unsaid the 18th National Congress of the CPC marked a historic event which reviewed theoretical and practical experience and achievements gained by the Chinese party and people in socialist construction and provided a new landmark for hastening the building of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
He expressed expectation and belief that the fraternal Chinese people would keep the stability of society and sustainable economic development and improve the people’s living standard and thus attain the strategic goal for building a comprehensively well-off society of socialism under the leadership of the CPC with Xi Jinping as general secretary.
The CPC delegation presented a gift to Kim Jong Un.
Kim Jong Unexpressed thanks for this.