BEIJING, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- General Secretary Hu Jintao of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Tuesday sent a message to Kim Jong Il, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), to warmly congratulate him on his reelection as general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).
"On behalf of the CPC Central Committee and in my own name, I hereby extend my warm congratulation on the successful holding of the conference of the WPK, on your reelection as general secretary of the WPK, and on the reelection and formation of a new highest leading body of the WPK," Hu said in the message.
For many years, the WPK headed by Kim Jong Il has led the entire Korean people to be self-reliant, to struggle arduously and to make great achievements in the cause of building Korean-style socialism.
Over recent years, the Korean people have made a series of delightful achievements in building the DPRK into a strong and prosperous nation, in developing the national economy, in improving the people's livelihood, etc, according to the message.
China and the DPRK have profound traditional friendship, close geographic relations and extensive common interests.
To strengthen and develop China-DPRK friendly and cooperative ties is an unswerving policy of the CPC and the Chinese government.
Despite the ups and downs of the international situation, we will always handle, maintain and boost China-DPRK relations from a strategic height and a long-term perspective, according to the message.
"We are willing to make joint efforts with the DPRK to continuously promote China-DPRK relations to a higher level, in order to better benefit the two peoples and make greater contributions to realizing lasting peace and common prosperity in the region," Hu said in the message.
"I sincerely wish General Secretary Kim and the WPK to keep making new and greater achievements in the cause of leading the DPRK people building a strong and prosperous country," he said.