On October 9, 2010, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Hu Jintao sent a congratulatory message to Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), over the 65th anniversary of the WPK's founding. The full text of the message is as follows:
Respected Comrade Kim Jong Il, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK):
Upon the 65th anniversary of the WPK's establishment, I, on behalf of the CPC Central Committee and in my own name, extend my warm congratulations to the WPK Central Committee.
The WPK was forged by late Chairman Kim Il Sung, the great leader of the DPRK people, and has a glorious revolutionary tradition. Over a long period, the WPK has led the DPRK people in overcoming difficulties and risks and arduously struggling to continuously make eye-catching achievements in its socialist revolution and construction cause.
For many years, the WPK under the leadership of General Secretary Kim Jong Il has followed the will of Chairman Kim Il Sung, and led the DPRK people in positively seeking a development path suitable for the DPRK's own situation and has made delightful achievements in the DPRK-style socialist construction cause. As a friendly neighbor, close comrade and sincere friend, we sincerely wish the DPRK people, under the leadership of the WPK headed by General Secretary Kim Jong Il, continuously make new and bigger achievements in the historical process of building a strong and prosperous country.
In recent years, under close care of both sides and joint efforts of the two peoples, the China-DPRK friendly and cooperative relations have continuously been strengthened and developed, making important contributions to boosting the two countries' socialist construction causes. The CPC highly cherishes the traditional China-DPRK friendship, and makes it an unswerving policy to continuously strengthen and develop bilateral friendly and cooperative ties. We are willing to make joint efforts with the DPRK side to continuously promote China-DPRK friendly cooperative relations to a new and higher level.
May the WPK move forward continuously and the China-DPRK friendship pass from generation to generation!
General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC)
Beijing, 9 October 2010