On April 25, Tan Zuojun, member of the standing committee of the provincial party committee and secretary of the municipal party committee, met with a delegation from North Korea and North Pyongan Province headed by Chairman of the North Korean North Pyongan Province People's Committee Zheng Jingri at the Furihua Hotel.
Tan Zuojun, on behalf of the municipal party Committee and the municipal government, welcomed the delegation's visit and briefly introduced Dalian's economic and social development. Tan Zuojun said Dalian is a landmark city that witnessed the friendship between China and North Korea. Three generations of North Korea's top leaders have visited Dalian. In particular, last May, General Secretary Xi Jinping and Chairman Kim Jong Un met in Dalian and reached an important consensus on the development of a new era of China–North Korea relations, pointing out the direction for the development of China–North Korea relations. Dalian is willing to strengthen friendly exchanges with North Pyongan Province, carry out practical cooperation and make new contributions to the continuous development of China-North Korea friendship.
Zheng Jingri said that after visiting Dalian more than a decade ago, I was deeply impressed by the earth-shaking changes in Dalian. He expressed his willingness to learn from Dalian's useful experience in urban planning and construction and hoped to strengthen friendly exchanges with Dalian, enhance mutual cooperation and consolidate and develop the traditional friendship between China and North Korea.
Xiong Boli, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Municipal Committee and Secretary General, Yi Qingtao, Secretary General of the CPC Municipal Committee, and Ju Yonghe, Consul General of the Korean Consulate General in Shenyang attended the meeting.