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Chinese Premier back to Beijing after visiting DPRK

CHINESE Premier Wen Jiabao returned to Beijing this morning after paying an official goodwill visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Wen, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Political Bureau, arrived in Pyongyang on Sunday.

Yesterday, he held talks with top DPRK leader Kim Jong Il and met with top DPRK legislator Kim Yong Nam. Leaders of both sides reached important consensus on China-DPRK relations and the promotion of a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula.

Later yesterday, Wen attended a grand celebration marking the 60thanniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations and the closing ceremony of the China-DPRK Friendship Year.

During the visit, Wen also watched "A Dream of Red Mansions", a DPRK-staged opera adapted from a Chinese masterpiece, and visited a cemetery for martyrs of the Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV), in Hoechang County of South Phyongan province.

Wen visited the DPRK at the invitation of the DPRK Workers' Party Central Committee and the government.


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