Kim Jong Un congratulates Xi Jinping on reelection
DPRK leader Kim Jong UN congratulates Chinese President Xi Jinping on his reelection as president and CCP leader for the third time.
Democratic People's Republic of Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, has congratulated Chinese President Xi Jinping on his reelection as General-Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and President of the Chinese People's Republic, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Sunday.
"Please accept my warmest congratulations to you on the happy news that the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of China has been successful and you have been reelected as General Secretary of the Party Central Committee," KNCA quoted Kim's message as reading.
Xi was reelected earlier on Sunday for a third term as the CCP's Secretary-General, which, according to Kim, marked an "epochal milestone" for China and its population.
The DPRK leader also hoped that Pyongyang and Beijing's ties grow to be even warmer, promising to shape a "beautiful future" of bilateral ties while driving the socialist cause in both countries.
The CCP's National Congress was held from October 16-22, with the party approving various amendments and laws.
The delegates unanimously approved a resolution on the report of the 19th Central Committee of the CCP, a resolution on the report on the work of the 19th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, and a resolution on amendments to the party charter.
The first plenum of the 20th Central Committee of the CCP will take place on Sunday and appoint the senior leadership of the party - members of the CPC Politburo and its Standing Committee - which will lead the country in the next five years.
A new committee for the CCP party was formed on Saturday; a congress that included 11 women. The new committee of the party includes 205 members, with women making up only 5.36% of the total. The previous 204-member committee had only 10 women or 4.9%.
China's Congress is one of the most important events in China's political life, during which the results of the last five years are summed up and the plans for the country's future are drawn up.