The leaders of China and North Korea held a summit over the weekend in which they exchanged vows to strengthen cooperation on the anniversary of their treaty of friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance between the two countries.
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un said ties between the two nations will always remain vital even in the face of hostile foreign forces. On the other end, China’s President, Xi Jinping, promised to bring cooperation to a new stage.
For a long time now, China has been North Korea’s major ally since both nations signed the treaty in 1961. International sanctions imposed on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program have made the country dependent to China more than it has ever been. Kim said China has stood by them through thick and thin all through the years.
“Despite the unprecedentedly complicated international situation in recent years the comradely trust and militant friendship between the DPRK and China get stronger day by day,” said Kim.
Kim added that the treaty has been and still is defending socialism and peace in Asia especially now the hostile forces are becoming more desperate in their challenge and obstructive moves.