Pyongyang: China is committed to enhance and develop friendly and cooperative ties with North Korea, a senior official said on Saturday.
Liu Yunshan, a member of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks in a meeting with Kim Yong Nam, President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea, Xinhua news agency reported.
Liu said he and Kim Jong Un, the first secretary of Pyongyang's ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), exchanged views and reached extensive consensus on inheriting and carrying on the China-North Korea traditional friendship.
Beijing is willing to work with Pyongyang to maintain high-level exchanges and political communication, promote economic and trade cooperation, enhance people-to-people exchanges and intensify collaboration in regional and international affairs, Liu said.
China, as always, support North Korea in seeking a development path compatible with its own national conditions, added Liu.
Kim Yong Nam said the Chinese delegation's visit on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the WPK fully embodied the China-North Korea friendship.