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Great Leader and Korean-Chinese «Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance»

 

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Korea and China are connected by mountains and rivers, so they have deep traditional friendly relations. Peace, stability and security between the two countries have long occupied an important place in the history of Northeast Asia.

The traditional friendship between the DPRK and the PRC, which was personally maked and carefully cultivated by the Great Leader Kim Il Sung, has undergone positive changes in the international arena in recent years and continues to be comprehensively strengthened. This has become a valuable tradition for the governments and peoples of both countries.

Immediately after the armistice, China began to help North Korea in its post-war reconstruction and construction, and at the same time planned to completely withdraw its troops from its territory. This has made a great contribution to ensuring the security of the two countries, maintaining stability in Northeast Asia and promoting world peace. After the complete withdrawal of Chinese people's volunteers from North Korea, relations between the PRC and the DPRK were further strengthened and developed.

The Great Leader of the Korean people, Comrade Kim Il Sung, greatly valued relations between the DPRK and the PRC. To strengthen and institutionalize friendship and cohesion, he decided to sign the Korean-Chinese «Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance».

On July 6, 1961, the DPRK and the Soviet Union signed the Korean-Soviet «Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance». Immediately after this, on July 11, the Korean-Chinese «Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance» was signed in Beijing by the Great Leader of the DPRK, Kim Il Sung, and the Prime Minister of the PRC, Zhou Enlai.

Under the agreement, both parties will continue to strengthen friendship and cooperation in accordance with the principles of internationalism, as well as maintain peace in Asia and the world. If one Contracting Party is attacked by any armed forces, the other must immediately make every effort to provide military and other assistance. The parties undertake not to take part in alliances, blocs, actions or other measures directed against each other, to develop economic, cultural and technical cooperation, to provide mutual economic and technical assistance.

The signing of the agreement is of great importance and is a sign of achieving a new level in relations between the DPRK and the PRC. On July 12, 1961, at the rally «We welcome the visit of Kim Il Sung and the signing of the Korean-Chinese agreement!», Which brought together 10,000 people from various circles of Beijing, the Great Leader Kim Il Sung noted:

«This time, the signed Korean-Chinese Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance Treaty, as well as the Korean-Soviet Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance Treaty, will make an important contribution to strengthening peace in Asia and around the world»

The friendship between the DPRK and the PRC is a strategic choice made by both parties, taking into account the general principles, and it will not be shaken by the changing international situation.

Leaders of previous generations have written traditional Korean-Chinese friendship in golden letters in history, achieved through common ideals and beliefs, as well as a deep revolutionary faith. The leaders of the DPRK and the PRC maintained close contacts from generation to generation, comprehensively inherited the traditional friendly relations between the two countries and strengthened mutually beneficial cooperation, leaving a deep mark in the history of international relations.

Category: Life of Great Persons | Added by: redstartvkp (20/04/15) | Author: Li Jizheng
Views: 112 | Tags: Kim Il Sung, Korea, China, North Korea, DPRK, DPRK-China relations