May 28, 2023

Chinese President offers North Korea help in fight against COVID-19

Beijing seeking to "enhance anti-epidemic cooperation" with Pyongyang, Xi Jinping says in verbal message

Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Saturday sent a "verbal message of thanks" to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Beijing's state media reported, offering the DPRK help in its work fighting the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The note came in response to Kim's own rare "verbal message" to Xi on Friday, in which the DPRK leader was reported to have congratulated his Chinese counterpart on his “success” in the fight against the pandemic.