Xi Jinping and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Secret Meeting in China – 5 Things Were Discused (Photos)

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Chinese President Xi Jinping has a secretly meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a northern China port city, Chinese state media reported Tuesday.

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Source: XINHUA /  AP

In a nutshell

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un met in northeast China on Tuesday in an unannounced visit by the North Korean leader ahead of an expected summit with US President Donald .

Shortly after the meeting was made public, tweeted that he would speak to his “friend” Xi about North Korea later on Tuesday.

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.

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Source: AP

Here’s what we know about the meeting:

  • Kim Jong Un told Chinese President Xi Jinping that his country remains committed to denuclearization and has no need to possess nuclear weapons if a “relevant party” drops its “hostile policy and security threats” against it, in a clear reference to the United States, Chinese state media have quoted.
  • “I hope to build mutual trust with the U.S. through dialogue,” Kim was quoted as saying.
  • The leaders had “an all-round and in-depth exchange of views on China-DPRK relations and major issues of common concern,” China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported.
  • Xi said he was willing to meet Kim again to make joint efforts to have a healthy bilateral relationship, achieve peace on the Korean peninsula and promote regional stability.
  • Kim said the purpose of the visit had been to meet Xi in the wake of his landmark inter-Korean leaders’ summit earlier this month with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and “inform him of the situation” and “strengthen strategic communication and cooperation with China” while also working to “promote regional peace and stability.”

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Source: XINHUA /  AP

It was not known how long the Xi-Kim meeting had been planned or why Dalian was chosen. Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post newspaper cited two unidentified sources as saying that Xi had flown to Dalian on the coast east of Beijing to preside over the official launch of sea trials for China’s first entirely self-built aircraft carrier.

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Source: XINHUA /  AP

Chinese internet users posting on social media described heavy security in the city and extensive flight delays on Monday. Others said they spotted a set of Red Flag limousines used by state leaders.


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