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Monday, January 28, 2019, 09:36
Xi and his wife meet senior DPRK official, watch show
By Xinhua
Monday, January 28, 2019, 09:36 By Xinhua

In this Jan 27, 2019 photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan meet with Ri Su-yong, a senior official from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Beijing, capital of China. (XIE HUANCHI / XINHUA)

BEIJING - Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese president, and his wife Peng Liyuan on Sunday met with Ri Su Yong, a senior official from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and watched a performance by DPRK artists.

China stands ready to work with the DPRK to implement the important consensus reached by both sides to benefit the two peoples and contribute to world peace, stability, development and prosperity, Xi said

Ri, a member of the Political Bureau of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) Central Committee, vice-chairman of the WPK Central Committee and director of the party's International Department, is leading an art troupe to visit China. 

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This visit, as an important cultural exchange activity for implementing the consensus reached by the both sides, as well as a significant event in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of China-DPRK diplomatic relationship, will be a great success to cement friendship between them, Xi said.

Ri extended to Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan warm greetings and good wishes from Kim Jong-un, chairman of the WPK and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, and his wife Ri Sol-ju.

Xi asked Ri to convey the cordial greetings and good wishes to Kim and his wife. He also said he and Kim had reached important consensus on the development of China-DPRK party-to-party and state-to-state relations in the new era during their four meetings since 2018.

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China stands ready to work with the DPRK to implement the important consensus reached by both sides to benefit the two peoples and contribute to world peace, stability, development and prosperity, Xi said.

This Jan 27, 2019 photo shows Chinese President Xi Jinping (center), his wife Peng Liyuan (right) and Ri Su-yong (left), a senior official from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, pose for a photo with the DPRK performers in Beijing, capital of China. (PANG XINGLEI / XINHUA)

Art and cultural exchange is an important, unique and traditional  component in bilateral ties, Xi said, calling for joint efforts in implementing the consensus on strengthening art and cultural exchanges and cooperation, so as to consolidate the foundation of people's goodwill, carry forward their friendship, and promote the development of respective socialist cultures.

Ri expressed gratitude to Xi and his wife for watching the performance.

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