Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, September 9-On September 9, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and President of the State, sent a congratulatory message to Kim Jong-un, General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and Chairman of the State Council, on the 73rd anniversary of North Korea’s National Day.

  In the congratulatory message, Xi Jinping pointed out that since the establishment of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 73 years ago, the Workers’ Party of Korea has united and led the Korean people in unremitting efforts to promote the cause of socialism and achieve great achievements.

As comrades and friends, we are sincerely happy about this.

At present, the Korean people are thoroughly implementing the eight decisions and deployments of the Workers’ Party of Korea and making every effort to promote economic and social development.

I believe that under the strong leadership of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea headed by Comrade General Secretary, the North Korean people will be able to build a better country in solidarity and forge ahead.

  Xi Jinping emphasized that the traditional friendship between China and North Korea has become stronger over time and is a common treasure for both sides.

In recent years, I have maintained close communication with Comrade General Secretary, leading the steady development of China-DPRK relations and continuously achieving gratifying results, adding new connotations to the traditional friendship between China and North Korea.

I attach great importance to the development of China-DPRK relations, and I am willing to work with Comrade General Secretary to promote the stable and long-term friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries, and continue to reach new heights, so as to better benefit the two countries and the two peoples.