BEIJING, Sept. 9 (CGTN) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory message on Monday to Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), on the country's 71st founding anniversary.

In his message, President Xi spoke highly of the DPRK's achievements in the past years under the leadership of the Workers' Party.

President Xi also expressed the will to enhance bilateral ties as well as his best wishes for a prosperous future for both countries.