Press "Enter" to skip to content

China’s President meets North Korean leader ahead of Trump summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un met in northeast China today in an unannounced visit by the North Korean leader ahead of an expected summit with US President Donald Trump.
Xinhua news agency added that Mr Jinping hosted a banquet and told Kim of his support for North Korea’s strategic shift towards economic development.

It was Kim’s second visit to China since March, highlighting efforts by the Cold War-era allies to mend ties that have chilled as Beijing has supported UN sanctions over Pyongyang’s nuclear activities.

Beijing is keen to avoid being left out in the cold in the wake of Kim’s historic summit last month with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his expected meeting with Mr Trump in June.

Source: AIR