Kim Jong-un congratulates Xi on reelection, wishes for “more beautiful” ties
According to KCNA, the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, issued a letter of congratulations to Xi Jinping on his reelection as the leader of China on Sunday, October 23. In the message, Kim expressed his hope that their relationship will continue to develop in the future.
According to what Kim stated in the letter, the 20th Congress of the CPC “offered a significant landmark for the Chinese party and people in propelling the historic process of the Chinese nation’s great prosperity under the banner of the socialist idea with the Chinese characteristics in the new era.”
“I, together with you, will shape more of a beautiful future of the DPRK-China relations meeting the demand of the times and lead the endeavors for its realization so as to continue to powerfully propel the socialist cause in the two countries,” he added. This was said with the intention of continuing to propel the socialist cause forward in both countries.
The acronym DPRK refers to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, which is the official name for North Korea.
On Sunday, China’s President Xi Jinping announced a new top governing council that is filled with loyalists, further solidifying his position as the country’s most powerful ruler since Mao Zedong. Xi Jinping also secured a record-breaking third leadership term, which broke a previous standard.