As Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Xi Jinping officially renewed his term as the head of state, his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong Un sent a congratulatory letter, saying he hoped to further develop ties between the two communist nations.

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)’s state-owned media organization, Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), reported Sunday the letter Kim sent following the successful reelection of Xi, who is now slated to rule China for another five years.

“The 20th Congress of the CPC offered a significant landmark for the Chinese party and people in propelling the historic process of the Chinese nation’s great prosperity under the banner of the socialist idea with the Chinese characteristics in the new era,” Kim wrote.

“I, together with you, will shape more a beautiful future of the DPRK-China relations meeting the demand of the times and lead the endeavours for its realisation so as to continue to powerfully propel the socialist cause in the two countries.”