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Reply message to President of State Affairs Kim Jong Un from Chinese President
  Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and President of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, received a reply message from Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and President of the People's Republic of China, on the 17th.
  The message said:
  You sent me the message of condolence before anybody else on the occasion of the death of Jiang Zemin on behalf of the Party, government and people of Korea, expressing your condolences and sympathy. I, on behalf of the Chinese party, government and people, express my heartfelt thanks to you for it and convey the thanks sent by the bereaved family of Jiang Zemin.
  Jiang Zemin was an outstanding leader with high authority recognized by the whole party and the entire army of China and people of various nations across the country. He, as an intimate friend of the Korean Party and people, made a crucial contribution to consolidating and developing the traditional Sino-Korean friendship.
  In the new situation the Chinese side is willing to keep defending, consolidating and developing the Sino-Korean friendship wonderfully together with the Korean side and thus promote the socialist cause in the two countries, provide happiness to the two peoples and make an active contribution to the regional peace, stability, development and prosperity.
  I wish General Secretary Kim Jong Un new constant successes in accomplishing the cause of building of socialism of Korea by leading the Party and people of Korea, the message added.