Hu Jintao arrives in DPRK for visit
Updated: 2005-10-28 11:47
PYONGYANG -- Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Pyongyang on Friday an
official goodwill visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Hu, who is also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist
Party of China (CPC), is paying the visit at the invitation of Kim Jong-il,
general secretary of the Workers' Partyof Korea and chairman of the National
He is expected to stay in the DPRK from Friday to Sunday.
During his visit, Hu and DPRK party and state leaders will havean in-depth
exchange of views over the development of relations between the two countries,
and the two parties, said Kong Quan, spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry,
at a press conference Tuesday.
The two sides will also exchange views on international and regional issues
of mutual concern, said the spokesman.
Hu's entourage included Alternate
Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee Wang Gang, Head of
the International Department of the CPC Central Committee Wang Jiarui, Foreign
Minister Li Zhaoxing, Director of the Policy Research Office of the CPC Central
Committee Wang Huning, Deputy Head of the International Department of the CPC
Central Committee Liu Hongcai, Vice Commerce Minister Liao Xiaoqi, and Director
of President's Office Chen Shiju.