A true time-tested friendship|Op-Ed Contributors|chinadaily.com.cn: "Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Il-sung signed the historic Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance between China and the DPRK, laying a solid foundation of friendship and cooperation.
This is the 50th year of the treaty, and the two countries have jointly organized a series of events and activities to mark it. The programs are expected to draw the attention of the international community to the importance of the treaty and the traditional good neighborly and friendly ties between China and the DPRK.
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The treaty has guided the ruling parties and governments of both countries to respect and support each other, consolidate their friendly relations and carry forward the spirit of friendship and cooperation from one generation to another. Without doubt, the signing of the treaty has made an indelible contribution to regional peace and stability."