Xi Jinping said that you were once again elected Chairman of the State Council of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea at the 14th session of the Supreme Peoples Congress of the DPRK, which reflects the trust and support of the DPRK and the people in you. I would like to extend my warm congratulations and sincere wishes to you. We are glad to see that in recent years, under the leadership of Comrade Chairman, the economic and social development of the DPRK has continuously made new achievements and the cause of socialism has entered a new historical stage. I am confident that under the guidance of the new strategic line established by Comrade Chairman, the Korean people will surely achieve new and greater achievements in various undertakings of national construction and development.
Xi pointed out that China and DPRK are friendly neighbors linked by mountains and rivers. I attach great importance to the traditional friendly and cooperative relations between China and the DPRK. Since last year, I have met with Comrade Chairman four times, reached a series of important consensus and jointly opened a new chapter in China-DPRK relations. Together with the Chairman, I would like to take the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries as an opportunity to further promote the development of China-DPRK relations and better benefit the two countries and their peoples.