김정은, 석달만에 세번째 방중… 북미회담 결과 논의
Our starting point this morning,… the latest on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s visit to China.
North Korea’s state-run media reports Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed stronger support for the regime’s will to denuclearize,… while promising to play a constructive role during that process.
The meet-up of is the third of its kind already this year,…. and it comes a week after the North Korea-U.S. summit in Singapore.
Hong Yoo reports.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was quick to meet and brief Chinese President Xi Jinping on the results of his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.
According to Chinese state-run broadcaster CGTN,… Kim Jong-un visited China and sat down for talks with Xi Jinping on Tuesday — for the third time in less than three months.
President Xi praised Kim for his recent summit with President Trump… and expressed hope that the two can carry out their agreement.
But at the same time, he stressed… the North Korean leader’s **three visits to China… show that Pyongyang puts great importance on its strategic relations with Beijing.
President Xi added… China will remain committed to solidifying its ties with the North… regardless of whatever changes take place on the international and regional front.
Kim responded by saying that he’s willing to develop Pyongyang-Beijing relations to another level.
He expressed thanks to China for securing peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula… and added he hopes to work with Beijing for more.
Earlier in the day, Kim and Xi attended a welcoming ceremony and inspected honor guards.
The wives of the two leaders — North Korea’s First Lady Ri Sol-ju and Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan — were both present.
Kim is to return to North Korea on Wednesday.
Chinese media emphasized that Kim’s frequent visits to Beijing implies China is playing a key role in the region.
It added Beijing has taken important actions to provide a political solution to the Korean Peninsula issue — like providing airline services for Kim and his delegation en route to Singapore.
Hong Yoo, Arirang News.
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