Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un

Chinese Foreign Minister meets Kim at Pyongyang

ANI | Updated: May 03, 2018 15:33 IST

Seoul [South Korea], May 3 (ANI): Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un here on Thursday, according to China's Foreign Ministry.

The ministry issued a short statement of the same on the popular Chinese social networking site, Weibo. No other details were disclosed, Yonhap News Agency reported.

The visit comes after the Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a historic summit at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), which separates North and South Korea.

Earlier on Wednesday, Wang met his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong-ho and agreed for working towards achieving complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula and strengthening of "friendly and cooperative" relations.

Ri and Wang had an "in-depth and extensive discussion" on ways of improving bilateral ties and discussed mutual issues concerning the current situation of the Korean Peninsula, the North's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said, citing a report by South's Yonhap News Agency.

"They also candidly exchanged their opinions on the matters of mutual concern including the situation on the Korean Peninsula. Both sides welcome the planned summit between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)," the KCNA report said.

Wang, who arrived in North Korea on Wednesday is on a two-day visit.

He is the first Chinese Foreign Minister to visit North Korea in 11 years. (ANI)

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