North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un left China after holding a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing on Thursday, hoping for a possible second summit with the United States President Donald Trump.
According to China’s Xinhua news, the Chinese president backed Kim-Trump second summit and said he hoped that the two leaders “meet each other halfway”. China is North Korea’s key trade partner and main ally.
Jinping supported the US and North Korea “holding summits and achieving results, and supports relevant parties resolving their respective legitimate concerns through dialogue”.
According to the reports, Jinping also said China is ready to play a “positive and constructive role” towards peace process and achieving North’s denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.
Last year, Kim has made his first official visit outside North Korea to China, before meeting the US president and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Kim’s recent visit to China is his fourth visit within a year.
The report said Kim has offered Jinping to visit North Korea during their third-day meeting in Beijing. Jinping has accepted Kim’s offer to visit Korea. However, Jinping’s future visit details to North Korea is still unclear.
According to North Korean’s official KCNA agency, “Xi Jinping said that the legitimate issues raised by the DPRK are rightful demands and that he fully agrees that the DPRK’s reasonable interests should be justly resolved.”
However, it is still unclear where and when Trump-Kim second summit would take place, but South Korean president has said it will take place “soon”.