BEIJING, April 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo met with a Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) delegation from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Beijing on Sunday .
The delegation was headed by Kim Yong Il, alternate member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the central committee of the WPK.
Dai applauded the traditional friendship between the DPRK and the Chinese sides, saying that China is willing to work together with the DPRK to lead the friendship and cooperation between the two nations to new heights.
Dai said that he was sure the DPRK party, government and people will continue to make new achievements in their aim of building a prosperous country.
During their meeting, Kim Yong Il agreed with Dai's appraisal on the DPRK-China relationship. He said the DPRK attaches great importance to the friendship and cooperation with China. He added that the DPRK will follow the instructions by late general secretary Kim Jong Il and first secretary Kim Jong Un of the WPK to make all-out efforts to advance the traditional DPRK-China friendship in a sustainable way.