Tuesday, 8 May 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un strolls along seaside with President Xi Jinping in China

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has told Chinese President Xi Jinping that his country is committed to denuclearisation if a "relevant party" drops "hostile threats".
The two met in an unannounced summit on Monday and Tuesday, in the port city of Dalian in China, just weeks after they took part in historic talks in Beijing.

Kim Jong-un has flown to China for a surprise visit to meet President Xi Jinping just weeks ahead of the dictator's planned summit with Donald Trump. The two leaders were pictured taking a seaside stroll in Dalian

According to China's official Xinhua agency, Mr Kim and Mr Xi discussed bilateral issues, and the Chinese leader voiced his support for upcoming talks between North Korea and the US.

Mr Kim told Mr Xi he hoped relevant parties would take "phased" and "synchronised" measures to realise denuclearisation and lasting peace on the Korean peninsula.

He was quoted as saying his country was committed to denuclearisation if a "relevant party" dropped "hostile policy and security threats" - a thinly-veiled reference to the USA.

He was also quoted as saying: "I hope to build mutual trust with the US through dialogue."

Mr Xi reportedly hosted a banquet, and state broadcaster CCTV showed the two leaders taking a seaside stroll.

According to Xinhua, Mr Xi said: "After the first meeting between me and Comrade Chairman (Kim), both China-DPRK relations and the Korean peninsula situation have made positive progress. I feel happy about it."

Mr Kim is quoted as saying: "These are the positive outcomes of the historic meeting between me and Comrade General Secretary (Xi)."

North Korea state media said Mr Kim had told Mr Xi to continue their close relationship.

He also praised their high-level exchanges and said he was "very pleased" their relationship is reaching a high point.
Xinhua called the meeting "cordial and friendly" and said the two strolled by the sea at a government guesthouse before having lunch together on Tuesday.

Earlier, footage emerged purporting to show Pyongyang's VIP jet taking off (pictured) from the northeastern Chinese port city of Dalian

SKY    News.

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