Kim, Xi discuss boosting cooperation in “new situation” – state media

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed ways to bolster cooperation between the two countries under a “new situation,” North Korea’s official media reported Thursday.

“The top leaders of the DPRK and China exchanged serious views on the present situation and urgent international issues and discussed issues to further strengthen the strategic and tactical cooperation between the two parties and countries under a new situation,” the Korean Central News Agency said. DPRK is the abbreviation for the North’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Kim and Xi met Wednesday for the second time during Kim’s two-day visit to Beijing, following their first round of meeting on Tuesday, according to the report. It also said that the North Korean leader visited the Sci-tech Innovation Institute under the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the Beijing Municipal Track Traffic Control Center before returning to Pyongyang.

It marked Kim’s third visit to China in about three months. The trip came one week after Kim held a historic meeting with US President Donald Trump in Singapore. Trump is committed to provide security guarantees to Pyongyang, while Kim reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Kim met Xi in Beijing in March on his first foreign trip since taking office in 2011. The two also met in May in the northeastern Chinese city of Dalian ahead of Kim’s summit with Trump

Source: Kuwait News Agency