April 24, 2012 13:23
Despite joining the international community in condemning North Korea's recently attempted rocket launch, China has reaffirmed its commitment to expanding amicable ties with its long-time ally.
According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Sunday, State Councilor Dai Bingguo met with senior North Korean party official Kim Yong-il in Beijing, where Dai stressed the importance of the two countries' traditional friendship.
The ministry did not say whether the two officials discussed the failed rocket launch.
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