In the evening of July 25, 2013, Kim Jong Un, First Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), met at the Garden Guesthouse in Pyongyang with Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao, who is visiting DPRK and attending commemorative activities of the 60th anniversary of the armistice of the Korean war.
Li Yuanchao first conveyed the message from President Xi Jinping to First Chairman Kim Jong Un.
Li Yuanchao said, Today we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the armistice of the Korean War. It is to pay tribute to the outstanding sons and daughters of China and DPRK, who sacrificed their lives for their countries and homelands. Looking back at the history, we understand that peace for today has been hard-won and should be cherished. China-DPRK relationship is now in a new era between the past and the future. China is willing to work with DPRK to strengthen mutual trust and communication, to expand exchanges and cooperation in various fields, and to promote the sustained and stable development of China-DPRK relations.
Li Yuanchao said that as a close neighbour of the Korean Peninsula, China adheres to the denuclearization on the Peninsula, adheres to safeguarding peace and stability on the Peninsula, and adheres to resolving the related issues through dialogues and consultations. China is willing to work with all parties concerned to promote the resumption of the Six-Party Talks. China is committed to promoting the denuclearization process, achieving peace on the Peninsula, and realizing long-term peace and stability in Northeast Asia.
Kim Jong Un said that the party and the people of DPRK will always remember the martyrs of China and DPRK, who sacrificed their lives in the Korean War. The DPRK side spoke highly of China's great achievements in developing the socialist cause. DPRK cherishes the traditional friendship with China and is willing to work with China to strengthen communication, to enhance cooperation and to promote the development of bilateral relations. DPRK is committed to economic development and improving people's livelihood. It requires a stable external environment. DPRK supports China's efforts to resume the Six-Party Talks and is willing to make joint efforts with all parties to maintain peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.
On Jul. 25th, Li Yuanchao as well met with Kim Yong Nam, President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of DPRK and Yang Hyong Sop, Vice President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of DPRK, in Pyongyang.