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Kim Jong Un Receives Reply Message from Xi Jinping
Pyongyang, June 19 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, received a reply message from Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China, Tuesday.

Xi Jinping in the message expressed deep gratitude to Kim Jong Un for sending congratulations on his 60th birthday.

In the message he said he sets best store by the development of China-DPRK relations.

The party and the government of China attach importance to China-DPRK friendship and keep it as their policy to maintain the bilateral relations on a strategic height and from the long-term viewpoint, the message said, adding that they, together with the party and the government of the DPRK, would respect, trust and cooperate with each other from the friendly stand in line with the policy of inheriting tradition, facing up to the future, building good neighborly friendship and strengthening cooperation and thus promote the sound and stable development of the bilateral relations and defend the peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula by joint efforts.

The message wholeheartedly wished the fraternal Korean people bigger successes in accomplishing the cause of building Korean-style thriving socialist nation under the leadership of the WPK with Kim Jong Un as its first secretary.

It wished Kim Jong Un good health and success in his work and his family happiness.

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