At a reception for the Nhan Dan delegation in Pyongyang, secretary of the WPK Central Committee Kim Ki Nam warmly welcomed the Vietnamese newspaper’s delegation, saying that the visit will contribute to deepening the traditional friendship and co-operation between the two countries.
He stressed that the traditional friendly relations between the DPRK and Vietnam, founded and nurtured by President Kim Il Sung and President Ho Chi Minh, should always be preserved and fostered.
Secretary Kim expressed his appreciation of the support provided by the Party, State and people of Vietnam for the DPRK in its national construction and defence. He also spoke highly of Vietnam’s significant achievements in socio-economic development, national defence and security.
Editor-in-Chief Thuan Huu congratulated the people of the DPRK on their success and achievements during their cause of national construction and defence, saying he believes that the DPRK’s cause of national reunification will surely be gloriously successful in the near future.
He also highly appreciated the invaluable support the DPRK Party, state and people provided for Vietnam during its past struggles for national liberation as well as in its current process of national construction and defence. He said that the traditional friendly relationship between the two nations will be continually consolidated and develop further in the future.
In a working session with the Rodong Simun newspaper, Editor-in-Chief Thuan Huu exchanged views on the recent socio-economic development in both countries with his counterpart, Kim Gi Ryong, member of the WPK Central Committee and Editor-in-Chief of Rodong Simun newspaper.
The two sides also discussed future co-operation in communicating information between the two countries’ Party newspapers to promote the traditional friendship and solidarity between Vietnam and the DPRK.
During their stay in the DPRK, the Nhan Dan delegation visited the birthplace of President Kim Il Sung, the Panmunjom Demilitarised Zone, various historic sites, and several cultural and economic centres in Pyongyang.