Fri, November 27, 2009
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DPRK army ensemble visits China, meets senior military official

2009-11-27 15:24:31 GMT2009-11-27 23:24:31 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BEIJING, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Xu Caihou, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, met here Friday with the People's Army Concerto Company of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

The concerto company is here on a nearly-two-week visit, and is scheduled to stage six performances in China.

Xu said the visit marked an "important" event for the two sides' military contacts in this year.

China and the DPRK had conducted cultural exchanges for years, during which the relationship between the two countries and militaries was promoted, said Xu.

Om Hajin, head of the concerto company, said the DPRK hopes this visit could be conducive to advancing the relationship between the two militaries.

The traditional bilateral friendship, initiated by the older generation of leaders, was the two peoples' common wealth, Om said.

With over 1,000 Chinese officers and soldiers, Xu watched the performance given by the concerto company at the National Center for Performing Arts, or the national grand theater.

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