DPRK Minister of National Defence Sends Greetings to His Chinese Counterpart

Pyongyang, August 1 (KCNA) -- Ri Yong Gil, minister of National Defence of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, sent a message of greeting to Wei Fenghe, state councilor and minister of National Defense of the People's Republic of China, on the occasion of the 95th founding anniversary of the Chinese People's Liberation Army.

The message congratulated the CPLA on winning the victory of the revolution, safeguarding the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the state and making excellent achievements in the struggle for building a modernized army under the leadership of the Communist Party of China with Xi Jinping as its core for the past 95 years.

Noting that the armies of the DPRK and the PRC, which fought shoulder to shoulder in the anti-Japanese and anti-U.S. wars, are reliably guaranteeing the cause of socialism with arms, the message stressed that the Korean People's Army would closely wage strategic and tactic coordinated operations with the CPLA in order to jointly guard peace and stability in the Korean peninsula and the rest of the world.

Meanwhile, a congratulatory floral basket in the name of the DPRK Ministry of National Defence was conveyed to the Ministry of National Defense of the PRC. -0-

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