Yang Jiechi Meets with Pak Myong Ho, Charge d'Affaires of DPRK Embassy in Beijing
On December 19, 2011, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi met with Pak Myong Ho, charge d'affaires of DPRK Embassy in Beijing. Yang conveyed messages of condolence from the Central Committee of the Communist Part of China (CPC), the National People's Congress Standing Committee, the State Council and the Central Military Commission to the WPK Central Committee and its Central Military Commission, DPRK National Defence Commission, Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly and the DPRK Cabinet.
Yang said comrade Kim Jong Il was a great party and state leader of the DPRK and had dedicated the whole of his life and rendered immortal service to the DPRK's socialist revolution and construction. The Chinese government and people were deeply saddened by the demise of "close friend" Kim Jong Il, who would be remembered forever by the Chinese people, Yang added.
Yang expressed the belief that the DPRK people would definitely remain united as one with the leadership of the WPK and comrade Kim Jong Un, turn their sorrow into strength, achieve new progress in socialist construction, and make new contribution to realizing the sustainable peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula.
The DPRK side expressed thanks for the condolences from China, saying that the demise of comrade Kim Jong Il was a huge loss for the WPK and revolution, and the DPRK people would closely unite around the WPK and comrade Kim Jong Un to continuously advance the DPRK's socialist cause.