|North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met with China's President Xi Jinping on an "unofficial visit" to Beijing this week, and the historic meeting was captured in a screenshot of footage released by China's state broadcaster CCTV. (File photo by=Xinhua News via Twitter)|
[Asia News Communication = Reporter Reakkana] North Korea and China seek to develop their friendly relationship and pursue the advancement of socialist achievements, the North's official newspaper said Sunday, in marking the 70th anniversary of China's participation in the Korean War.
Rodong Sinmun’s front-page editorial on Sunday, the official paper of the country's ruling party, said the participation of China's People's Volunteer Army (PVA) in the 1950-1953 Korean conflict was a display of the two country's friendship and comradeship bound together by destiny. The paper described the nations' ties as "special and strong" and said that the relationship proved to display "great power" during times of severe hardships.
"It is our party's and the people's unshakable will to further develop the North Korea-China relation so that the world would envy and to actively advance socialist achievement through friendship and solidarity," the paper said. The Rodong Sinmun also carried four special reports focusing on the relationship between the two allies. Last week, Pyongyang celebrated the 70th anniversary of the PVA's participation in the Korean War. Pyongyang has sought to keep up closer ties with its traditional ally amid an impasse in nuclear negotiations with Washington.