Chinese Top Legislator Gives Four-Point Proposal on Sino-DPRK Relations Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States of America, October 18, 2004

China's top legislator Wu Bangguo Monday put forward a four-point proposal to further the relationship between China and the Democratic People's Republic Korea (DPRK).

The proposal includes: mutual respect and equality based on the Five Principles of Peaceful Co-existence, maintaining high-level contacts for timely exchange of views on majors issues, promoting cooperation for the benefit of the two countries and peoples, and enhancing coordination in international and regional affairs to create a peaceful environmental.

China is willing work with the DPRK to further the friendly relations, Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, said during talks with Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, who arrived here Monday morning for an official goodwill visit to China.

Wu welcomed Kim Yong Nam's visit, saying the friendship between China and the DPRK has stood the test of the changeable situation since the two countries established diplomatic ties 55 years ago. The growing friendship has promote the socialist cause in both countries, safeguarded their fundamental interests and contributed to regional peace and stability.

Kim Yong Nam said that the traditional friendship between the DPRK and China has been strengthened in the new century, and the DPRK is willing to work with China to increase high-level contacts and expand economic and trade cooperation.

Wu also briefed Kim Yong Nam on a decision of the Chinese government to offer aid to the DPRK.