Xinhua News Agency, Pyongyang, July 11 (Reporter Hong Kerun and Jiang Yaping) On the 59th anniversary of the signing of the "China-DPRK Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance", the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea published a signed review article on the "Labor News" on the 11th. Friendly relations will continue to strengthen and develop.

  This article was written by Park Jingri, chairman of the Korea-China Friendship Association. The article said that the treaty signed by the leaders of the older generations of the two countries 59 years ago laid a solid legal foundation for the long-term development of the DPRK-China friendly and cooperative relations, and greatly promoted the development of the friendly relations and socialist cause between the two countries.

  The article pointed out that the older generation of Chinese leaders cherish the friendship and friendly relations with the older generation of North Korean comrades. They have visited North Korea many times and actively support the cause of socialist construction of the Korean people. Today, the DPRK-China friendly relations have reached a new level under the deep friendly relations between the top leaders of the two countries, and have continued to strengthen their development. Several meetings between the top leaders of the two countries have given the DPRK-China friendly relations a whole new vitality.

  The article concluded that the Korean people wished the brotherly Chinese people the final victory in the fight against the new crown epidemic and the achievements in the struggle to build a well-off society in an all-round way. The North Korean people fully support all measures taken by the Chinese party and government to safeguard national sovereignty and security and territorial integrity. In the cause of protecting China's great cause of socialism, the Korean people will always stand with the Chinese people.

  On July 11, 1961, Premier Zhou Enlai and North Korean leader Kim Il Sung signed the "China-DPRK Friendship Cooperation and Mutual Assistance Treaty", which laid a solid legal foundation for the establishment of long-term friendly cooperation between the two countries.