President Xi meets DPRK delegation
 ( 2016.06.01 )

BEIJING, June 1 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping met with a visiting delegation of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Wednesday.

Ri Su Yong, head of the delegation, delivered an oral message from top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un to Xi.

In his message, Kim expressed that the DPRK hopes to work with China to strengthen and develop the bilateral traditional friendship, and maintain peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia.

Ri also gave a briefing on the seventh WPK congress, which was held in early May, during which Kim was elected chairman of the WPK.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, welcomed the delegation, saying the visit was evidence of the tradition of strategic communication between the two parties on major issues.

The visit also demonstrated that Chairman Kim and the WPK Central Committee attach importance to relations between the two parties and two countries, according to Xi.

Xi wished the people of the DPRK greater success in endeavors related to the economy, standard of living and socialism.
China highly values the friendly cooperative relations with the DPRK, Xi stressed, adding that the nation is willing to work with the DPRK to properly maintain, consolidate and develop bilateral ties.

China's stance on the issue of the Korean Peninsula is consistent and clear, Xi said, calling on relevant sides to stay calm, exercise restraint, and enhance communication and dialogue to safeguard regional peace and stability.

Ri is a member of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee,vice chairman of the WPK Central Committee and director of the party's International Department.

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi also attended the meeting.