PYONGYANG, July 10 (Xinhua) -- The Pyongyang-based Chinese embassy on Saturday hosted a reception to mark the 49th anniversary of the signing of the DPRK-China Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance.
Chinese Ambassador Liu Hongcai told participants that the relationship between the two countries and parties has been developing constantly under the attention of the top leaders of both countries.
China will further consolidate and develop the China-DPRK friendship, the ambassador said.
Choe Chang Sik, director of the Korea-China Friendship Association and health minister of the DPRK, said while marking the occasion that the friendship, which was fostered by the elder generation of the revolutionaries from the two countries, would be further strengthened and promoted.
Yang Hyong Sop, vice president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly and director of other cabinet departments, also attended the reception
The DPRK-China Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance was signed on July 11, 1961, in Beijing and took effect on Sept. 10 in the same year.