Europe News Desk!! Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. It has expressed its desire to strengthen strategic communication with Kim Jong-un. Pyongyang’s official media gave this information on Tuesday. According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Xi expressed his thanks to the North Korean leader in a reply sent on April 12 to Kim congratulating Xi’s election as Chinese president for a third term. Xi said China and the North have maintained and developed their traditional friendly relations, even as international and regional security situations are changing, Yonhap news agency reported.
KCNA said the Chinese leader expressed his willingness to take bilateral relations to a higher level by strengthening strategic communication and jointly guiding the development of Beijing-Pyongyang relations with the North Korean leader. Kim sent a letter to Xi on 10 March, the day he won an unprecedented third term as Chinese president. Prior to last week’s letter, Xi sent a similar message through Wang Yajun, China’s new ambassador to North Korea, thanking the North Korean leader earlier this month. North Korea is strengthening its ties with China, amid global sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs and stalled nuclear disarmament talks with the US.
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