Xi, Kim pledge to strengthen North Korea-China friendship, cooperation
Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim jong unKim Jong Un North Korea reports ‘serious incident’ linked to COVID-19 North Korean state television acknowledges Kim Jong Un’s ’emaciated look’ North Korea slams door on dialogue – for now MORE is committed to continuing a relationship of cooperation and assistance, statements by leaders on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the treaty of friendship of the countries.
In a message sent to Xi over the weekend, Kim said their relationship was vital, especially in the face of what he called “hostile forces” around the world, according to Reuters.
“Despite the international situation of unprecedented complexity in recent years, brotherly trust and militant friendship between the DPRK and China is growing stronger day by day,” Kim wrote, according to the North Korean news agency. KCNA.
Xi is said to have said he plans to strengthen their communication “by gradually taking the relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries to a new stage,” according to Reuters.
The 1961 treaty, officially known as China-Korea Mutual Aid and Cooperation Friendship Treaty, has promised for decades peaceful cooperation between the two nations, including in areas such as defense and technology.
China remains North Korea’s only major ally and largest trading partner, along with the efforts of the United States. Other countries have attempted to engage with the Hermit Nation, but efforts have been largely unsuccessful due to the country’s commitment to its nuclear weapons development program.
In her message this weekend, Kim said that the continuation of the 1961 treaty works in defense of socialism in Asia “now that hostile forces are becoming more desperate in their challenges and obstructionist movements.”
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Biden at the time appointed career diplomat Sung Kim to serve as special envoy to North Korea.
However, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Son Gwon said late last month that the country “was not even considering the possibility of contact with the United States, let alone having it.” , adding that such discussions “would get us nowhere, taking only precious time.”
The remarks came after Kim Jong Yo, Kim Jong Un’s sister, said a meeting with the United States “would make them more disappointed.”