On the morning of October 2, 2010, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese President Hu Jintao met at the Great Hall of the People with a senior delegation from the DPRK's ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) headed by Choe Thae Bok, member of both the political bureau and the secretariat of the WPK Central Committee.
Congratulating him on the success of the WPK conference and the reelection of DPRK top leader Kim Jong Il as general secretary of the WPK, Hu said the conference was a big political event for both the party and the DPRK people. "We believe that the WPK, the DPRK government and people will see new achievements in their national construction under the new WPK leadership," Hu said.
Hu said the CPC attached high importance to China-DPRK relations, and would work with the WPK's new leadership to actively promote and expand cooperation in all areas, strengthen communication and coordination in regional and international affairs, and continue endeavors for the region's peace, stability and common development based on the spirit of carrying forward the tradition, facing the future, promoting good-neighborly friendship and enhancing cooperation.
Choe offered congratulations on the 61st anniversary of founding of the People's Republic of China. "The WPK conference is an important one when the DPRK's revolutionary course and national construction towards a strong nation enter an important historic phase," Choe said. He said the conference participants successfully completed three agenda items: reelecting Kim Jong Il as general secretary of the party, amending the WPK Charter and electing the central leadership body of the party. "This lays a solid foundation for the DPRK people to carry forward and complete the revolutionary course initiated by late DPRK president Kim Il Sung," Choe said.
Choe said, "General Secretary Kim Jong Il decided to send a senior delegation to China just after the conclusion of the conference. It shows the importance the DPRK attaches to the consensus reached by leaders of the two countries." Choe said he believed with the joint efforts of both sides, the traditional friendship between China and the DPRK would continue to consolidate and develop in line with the noble will of the top leaders of both parties and countries.
Wang Jiarui, Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee (IDCPC), and other officials attended the meeting.