It was the consistent stand of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to consolidate and develop friendly and cooperative relations with China, top DPRK leaders said in a greeting message on China's National Day on Tuesday.
According to a report by the official KCNA news agency, the traditional DPRK-China friendly relations will grow stronger, said Kim Jong Il, top leader of the DPRK, along with Kim Yong Nam, top legislator and Kim Yong Il, premier of the DPRK in the message of marking China's national day.
"Over the past 59 years since the foundation of the PRC the Chinese people have built a socialist state with Chinese characteristics, overcoming manifold difficulties," said the message.
"Chinese people have achieved great successes in the struggle to build a harmonious socialist society based on the scientific view on development," it added.
(Xinhua News Agency September 30, 2008)