Top leaders of China, DPRK hold talks in Beijing
Updated: 2006-01-18 20:44
Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party
of China (CPC) and Chinese President, held talks in Beijing with Kim Jong Il,
general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the
National Defense Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
In this framegrab taken from Chinese television on Wednesday
January 18, 2006, Chinese President Hu Jintao, right, and North Korean
leader Kim Jong Il, left, hold talks in Beijing's Great Hall of the
People. North Korean leader Kim Jong Il said he is committed to a peaceful
resolution of the international standoff over his country's nuclear
ambitions during talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao.
During their talks, Hu and Kim exchanged views amid a warm and candid
atmosphere on furthering relations between the two parties and the two
countries, and on international and regional issues of common concern. Important
and wide-ranging consensus has been reached.
Kim paid an unofficial visit to China from Jan. 10 to 18 as Hu's guest.
During his stay in China, Kim visited central China's Hubei Province, south
China's Guangdong Province and China's capital Beijing.
Hu hosted a welcoming banquet in honor of Kim in Beijing and accompanied Kim
in a visit to a crop research institute under the Chinese Academy of
Wu Bangguo, member of the Political Bureau Standing Committee of the CPC
Central Committee and chairman of the Standing Committee of the National
People's Congress, China's top legislature, and Wen Jiabao, member of the
Political Bureau Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee and Chinese
premier, met with Kim respectively.
Members of the Political Bureau Standing Committee of the CPC Central
Committee Jia Qinglin, Zeng Qinghong, Huang Ju, Wu Guanzheng, Li Changchun and
Luo Gan accompanied Kim in his visiting tours or took part in related
Hu, on behalf of the CPC, and the Chinese government and people, extended a
warm welcome to Kim.
To maintain close contacts between top leaders of the two sides is a major
characteristic of China-DPRK good neighborly friendship, Hu said, adding that
since Kim became the WPK's general secretary, leaders of the two sides have had
exchanges of visits with fruitful results each time.
Under the current circumstances when international and regional situations
are undergoing profound and complicated changes, said Hu, to further advance the
relations between the two parties and the two countries is in line with the
common interests of the two countries and conducive to the peace, stability and
development in Northeast Asia.
He said in recent years, with concerted efforts from both sides, the
relations between the two parties and the two countries have made new progress,
and the two countries have scored new achievements in economic and trade
cooperation of mutual benefit and maintained close consultation and cooperation
in international and regional issues.