He greeted the members of the delegation with pleasure and had a photo taken with them.
He had a talk with them in a warm atmosphere.
He expressed thanks to the respected Xi Jinping time and again for having sent the party and government delegation to the significant event for commemorating the common victory of the DPRK and China and for his letter of best wishes. And he extended his heartfelt thanks to the Communist Party of China, the government of the People's Republic of China and the entire Chinese people that helped us with our revolutionary war at the cost of blood and are invariably supporting and encouraging the just cause of our Party and people.
Kim Jong Un said the Korean people will remember and praise forever the militant feats and historic contribution of the officers and men of the Chinese People's Volunteers who provided an excellent tradition of winning victory with the resolute anti-imperialist revolutionary spirit and revolutionary unity while fighting self-sacrificingly in the same trench with the Korean army when Korea had the most difficult time.
He also said he is very rejoiced over the fact that the party and government of China are achieving the world-amazing successes in the new course of extensively building the modern socialist state with the Chinese characteristics and the international position of the People's Republic of China is getting higher. He expressed the belief that the fraternal party and people of China would surely realize the great dream of prosperity of the Chinese nation under the wise leadership of Xi Jinping.
Reaffirmed through the talk were the stands of the two parties and governments of the two countries to powerfully speed up the socialist construction, actively cope with the complicated international situation through close strategic and tactical collaboration and constantly sublimate and develop the friendship and comradely cooperation onto a new high stage.
Present at the reception were Jo Yong Won and Choe Ryong Hae, Members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK; Ri Il Hwan and O Su Yong, Secretaries of the Party Central Committee; Choe Son Hui, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Kim Song Nam, Department Director of the Party Central Committee; Kim Yo Jong, Deputy Department Director of the Party Central Committee, and other officials concerned.
Kim Yo Jong and Li Hongzhong made speeches at the reception.