North Korea’s leaders and China acted with messages promising to strengthen cooperation on the anniversary of their treaty of friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance between the two countries, North Korea’s news agency KCNA reported on Sunday.
In a message to China’s Xi Jinping, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said their relationship was vital to enemy foreign forces, while Xi promised to bring cooperation “to a new stage,” the KCNA said.
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China has been North Korea’s only major ally since the two signed the treaty in 1961, and international sanctions imposed on Pyongyang̵
“Despite the unprecedented complex international situation in recent years, North Korea’s peer trust and militant friendship are growing stronger day by day,” Kim said in a statement, the KCNA reported using the initials to North Korea’s official name.
The treaty defends socialism and peace in Asia “now that hostile forces are becoming more desperate in their challenge and obstacle course,” Kim said.
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Xi’s message said he plans to bring greater happiness to the two countries and their people by strengthening communication with Kim and “by steadily taking the relationship between friendship and cooperation between the two countries to a new stage,” the KCNA said.