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Kim Jong Il Sends Message of Thanks to Chinese President
Pyongyang, May 7 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il sent a message of thanks to Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China, on Friday.

The message says:

At this moment when leaving for home after winding up my visit to China, the friendly neighbor, I express deep thanks to you, close comrades of the collective leadership of the CPC and cadres and people of Beijing, Tianjin, Liaoning Province, Dalian and Shenyang for warmly greeting us and according cordial hospitality to us.

During our visit we could see for ourselves the world-startling achievements made by the Chinese people after doing away with the centuries-old backwardness through strenuous efforts to put into practice the scientific outlook on development and the spirit of the 17th Congress of the CPC and feel once again the particular and sincere friendship of the Chinese people towards us.

I am satisfied with the fact that in the course of meetings this time I reconfirmed the steadfast resolution and will to further deepen the understanding and trust and develop on a new higher stage the traditional DPRK-China friendship, a precious legacy and common asset handed down to us by the revolutionary forerunners.

It is my belief that the DPRK-China friendship deeply enshrined by the peoples of the two countries would grow stronger and develop generation after generation full of fresh vim and vigor thanks to the joint efforts of the two parties and two peoples.

I hope that the fraternal Chinese people would ensure stable and sustainable development of the country and make greater progress in building a comprehensively well-off and harmonious socialist society under the leadership of the CPC with you as general secretary and, at the same time, sincerely wish you good health.

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