A major newspaper of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday issued an editorial, hailing the DPRK-China relations as entering their "golden ages," four days after the country quietly celebrated its National Day on Sept. 9.
According to the editorial carried by the Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the DPRK's ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), the DPRK-China friendship had a long history, in which the peoples of two countries had fought shoulder to shoulder for the same cause.
The traditional friendship was constantly developed and deepened on the basis of comrade friendship, the editorial read, adding that the friendship between the peoples of the two countries was "true, brotherly, (and) unbreakable."
The editorial said Kim Jong Il, top leader of the DPRK, had paid two visits to China in May and August this year, further deepening the friendship between the two countries and between the WPK and the Communist Party of China, while creating opportunities to push the two countries' friendship to a new level.
The visits to China "showed the strong vitality of the DPRK-China friendship," greatly encouraged the two countries' people to further strengthen their friendship, and would effectively push forward the construction of both countries, read the editorial.