Xinhua Report: WPK, Communist Party of Great Britain hold talks in Pyongyang

PYONGYANG, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) — Talks between delegations from the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) (Marxist-Leninist) were held in Pyongyang on Thursday, the official news agency KCNA reported.

Department Director Kim Yong Il and officials of the Central Committee of the WPK and the head of the delegation of the CPGB (ML), General Secretary Zane Carpenter, attended the talks, KCNA reported.

Both sides “informed each other of the activities of their parties” and “exchanged views on further developing the relations between the two parties and matters of mutual concern” in the talks, the report said.

The CPGB (ML) delegation arrived in Pyongyang on Sep. 22.

The KCNA had reported the news of the Fifth Conference of the CPGB (ML) held on June 12. At the meeting, the CPGB (ML) declared to make an active effort for the development of friendship and culture between the two countries’ people, especially the workers on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the opening of diplomatic relations between the DPRK and the UK (Dec. 12, 2000).