Latest China Summit 'Came at Kim Jong-un's Urging'

  • By Lee Kil-seong

    May 10, 2018 10:12

    The latest North Korea-China summit on Monday and Tuesday in Dalian was proposed by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

    Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the revelation during a media briefing in Beijing.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (center) talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the beach of Banchuidao Island in Dalian, China on Tuesday, in this photo from the Rodong Sinmun daily on Wednesday. /Yonhap

    Kim addressed Chinese President Xi Jinping as "respected and beloved Comrade Xi" in a thank-you letter he sent on his way home from Dalian on Tuesday, according to the North's official KCNA news agency.

    He thanked Xi "for having warmly welcomed us and provided hospitality."

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