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Kim Touts ‘Traditional Ties’ With China in First Visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Beijing during Kim’s visit from Sunday to Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Beijing during Kim’s visit from Sunday to Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited China from Sunday to Wednesday in his first trip outside his country during six years in power, the official Chinese news agency Xinhua reported Wednesday, confirming swirling speculation about a visit.

During Kim’s trip, which was initiated by Chinese President Xi Jinping, the North Korean leader said he was committed to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and open to dialogue with the United States, Xinhua reported.

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