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DPRK leader pays tribute to fallen Chinese soldiers

In this Oct 21, 2020 file photo provided by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows Kim Jong-un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, laying a flower basket at the cemetery for Chinese People's Volunteers martyrs in Hoechang county, the DPRK. (KCNA/ HANDOUT VIA XINHUA)

PYONGYANG – Kim Jong-un, leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, has sent a wreath to the cemetery of the martyrs of the Chinese People's Volunteers in Hoechang county, South Phyongan province, the official Korean Central News Agency reported on Tuesday.

The wreath was sent on Monday by Kim on behalf of all Korean people and was laid before the cemetery of CPV martyrs on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of China's sending the CPV to the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea, the KCNA said.

The historic significance of the Chinese People's Volunteers' entry into the Korean front, which clearly manifested the friendship and great unity between the peoples of the two countries, remains unchanged as it is even after the lapse of more than 70 years, and it is immortal in the annals of bilateral friendship, the

Korean Central News Agency report said

The historic significance of the CPV's entry into the Korean front, which clearly manifested the friendship and great unity between the peoples of the two countries, remains unchanged as it is even after the lapse of more than 70 years, and it is immortal in the annals of bilateral friendship, the report said.

"The Chinese government made a strategic decision of dispatching the CPV to the Korean front under the banner of resisting America and aiding Korea, safeguarding the home and defending the motherland despite the very difficult situation," Kim was quoted as saying.

China also "rendered disinterested revolutionary assistance and won the great victory in the war, with the united forces of the peoples and armies of the two countries, and thus defended the security of the two countries," Kim said.

The aid "wrote a brilliant page in the history of the DPRK-China friendship with blood and life," Kim said.

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The Korean people, he said, will never forget the blood shed by the CPV and the DPRK-China friendship sealed in blood would be further consolidated without any changes from generations to generations.

Besides, the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK also sent their wreathes, according to the report.