Kim Jong-un paid ‘unofficial’ visit to Beijing, Chinese state media confirms

BEIJING- China has confirmed that the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has visited Beijing, where he met with Chinese president, Xi Jinping, and pledged his commitment to denuclearising the Korean peninsula.

Several media reports in China have been reporting that the North Korean leader had been in China for more than two days, the Xinhua state news agency said that Kim had been in China on an “unofficial visit” from Sunday to Wednesday.

According to Xinhua news agency Kim told Xi that the political climate in the Korean peninsula is “starting to get better.”

He said, “It is our consistent stand to be committed to denuclearisation on the peninsula, in accordance with the will of late President Kim Il-sung and late General Secretary Kim Jong-il.”

Kim added that the sticking point of denuclearisation on the peninsula could be resolved if the South and the Unite States “respond to our efforts with goodwill, create an atmosphere of peace and stability.”

North Korea has been an adversary to the world it its very few allies, with several missile tests and threats, Pyongyang has now made an abrupt u-turn with efforts of diplomacy with South Korea and a possible meeting with US president Donald Trump in May.

Kim is expected to meet with the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, in April.

Photo Credit- The New York Times

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