Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un hold talks in Dalian

May 9, 2018

BEJING – China’s State newsagency, Xinhua, has reported North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as saying comrade-like trust and friendship between the elder generations of leaders of the two parties and countries forms the close bond and solid foundation for the traditional friendship between the DPRK and China.

"Comrade General Secretary and I have carried on this fine tradition to hold the historic meeting with fruitful outcomes, and promoted the unprecedentedly vigorous development of DPRK-China relations," he said.

“Kim said he believes his second meeting with Xi after more than a month will deepen mutual trust and push the friendly and co-operative DPRK-China relationship to achieve an even closer and comprehensive development in line with the demands of the new era,” the report said.

“Talking about the situation of the Korean Peninsula, Xi said he and Kim fully exchanged views and reached important consensus during their first meeting, adding that Kim has recently made active efforts to promote dialogue and easing of tension on the peninsula, with constructive progress being made.”  www.webershandwick.cn (ATI).