May 20, 2024

Kim Jong Un holds talks with top Chinese official as two sides celebrate ties

Both sides tight-lipped about talks as Beijing remains cautious about aligning with ‘rogue’ North Korea, expert says

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met the leader of China’s national legislature on Saturday and stressed the importance of bilateral ties, though an expert told NK News that Beijing is likely taking a cautious approach with the “rogue state.”

Kim reportedly said the visit by Zhao Leji, China’s third highest-ranked official, was “of very weighty significance in demonstrating the invincibility of the DPRK-China friendship.”

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