The People's Republic of China and the Democratic Republic of Korea have been celebrating a Friendship Week.
The People's Republic of China and the Democratic Republic of Korea have been celebrating a Friendship Week. A banquet was held in Peking early in the festive week (10 July) to mark the tenth anniversary of the signing of the Sino_Korean Treaty of Friendship Co-operation and Mutual Assistance. The banquet was organised by the Central Committee of the Chinese communist Party, with a visiting Delegation of Communist Party and Government Officials from North Korea as guests of honour.
Moves to improve relations between the two countries began late in 1969. China's Premier, Chou En Lai, visited North Korea in April 1970 and since then ties have been strengthened. This official film, made available by Peking Television, shows officials and guests at the banquet listening to speeches by General Huang Yung-sheng, chief of the Chinese Army's general staff, and Kim Jung Rin, head of the North Korean delegation. The New China News Agency quotes General Huang as saying that the Treaty expressed the revolutionary unity and militant friendship between their peoples; a milestone marking a new historical stage in the fraternal relations of friendship co-operation and mutual assistance between China and Korea. The same agency also quotes Mr. Kim praising the Treaty and referring to its outstanding contributions to the protection, security, and socialist gains of the two countries, and to the defence of peace in Asia and the world.
SYNOPSIS: Peking has recently ended a week of festivities marking the tenth anniversary of the signing of the Sino-Korean Friendship Treaty. Chou En Lai was among Chinese leaders to greet a delegation from North Korea when they arrived to attend a special banquet during the Friendship Week.
There was the usual round of photographs. The Government and Communist Party delegation from the Democratic Republic of Korea was led by Kim Jung Rin...seen here with the Chinese Premier. Moves improve relations between the two countries began late in 1969. Since then, and a subsequent visit by Chou En Lai over a year ago, ties have been considerably strengthened. At the banquet hall large portraits of North Korean Premier Kim II Sung, and China's Chairman Mao Tse Tung, were prominently displayed.
The banquet was organised by the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party as one of the first major functions of the Friendship Week.
One of the evening's main speaker was General Huang Yung-sheng.... Chief of the Chinese Army's General Staff. He told officials and guests that the Sino-Korean Friendship Treaty expressed the revolutionary unity and militant friendship between the peoples of their countries.
Kim Jung Rin...head of the North Korean delegation....also spoke. He praised the Treaty and referred to its outstanding contributions to the protection, security and socialist gains of the two countries, and to the defence of peace in Asia. Mr. Kim received prolonged applause before joining other leaders in a toast to continued friendship.