Congratulations to Chinese Defense Minister

Pyongyang, March 22 (KCNA) --  Kang Sun Nam, minister of National Defense of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, sent a message of congratulations to Li Shangfu on his appointment as state councilor and minister of National Defense of the People's Republic of China.

Hoping that the relationship between the armies of the DPRK and China will grow strong on a new strategic level through their mutual efforts, true to the noble intentions of the leaders of the two countries, the message wished the appointee good health and bigger success in his responsible work. -0- (Juche112.3.22.)