The meeting between the WPK delegation and Hai Duong officials on February 28 (Photo: baoquocte.vn)

Hai Duong (VNA) – High-ranking officials of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) paid a working visit to the northern province of Hai Duong on February 28.

The trip was a fringe activity of the high-ranking WPK delegation during their stay to attend the second summit between the US and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Hanoi and the official visit to Vietnam by Chairman of the WPK Central Committee Kim Jong-un.

The delegation included Politburo member, Vice Chairman of the WPK Central Committee and head of the WPK’s International Affairs Department Ri Su Yong; Politburo member, Vice Chairman of the WPK Central Committee and head of the WPK’s Cadres’ Affairs Department Kim Pyong Hae; and Politburo member, Vice Chairman of the WPK Central Committee and head of the WPK’s Economic Affairs Department O Su Yong.

They were welcomed by Secretary of the Hai Duong Party Committee Nguyen Manh Hien, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Duong Thai, and many other officials.

At the reception, Hien gave a brief introduction of his province’s potential and advantages, noting that the local economy has developed in recent years in all sectors, especially the private one, while social security has been ensured. Hai Duong has concurrently boosted integration and upheld its cultural identities.

Home to 14,000 businesses and 10 industrial parks, it posted an economic growth rate of 9.1 percent last year, he said, noting achievements in education, health care and living standard improvement.

Vice Chairman of the WPK Central Committee Ri Su Yong thanked Hai Duong officials for their warm welcome, voicing his belief in the development of Vietnam-DPRK relations in the future.

Following the meeting, the WPK delegation visited the factory of the An Phat Plastic and Green Environment JSC in Nam Sach district and planted trees here.-VNA