Chinese language President Xi Jinping is about to consult with Pyongyang subsequent month on the invitation of North Korea chief Kim Jong Un to wait the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of North Korea’s founding, Singapore’s Straits Occasions newspaper reported.
It’ll be the Chinese language chief’s first consult with to the North Korean capital since he took energy in 2012, and 13 years after the final consult with via a Chinese language President, when Xi’s predecessor Hu Jintao visited in 2005, the newspaper mentioned on Saturday.
The Straits Occasions didn’t say the place it bought the tips and the Chinese language international ministry didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
North Korea’s celebrations are set to happen on Sept. nine and the Straits Occasions mentioned that Xi’s consult with may nonetheless be topic to last-minute adjustments.
China is the reclusive nation’s maximum essential buying and selling spouse and Kim has visited China thrice up to now this 12 months throughout which he has held talks with Xi on bettering cooperation between the 2 nations and financial reforms.
The US has stepped up sanctions on North Korea to power Pyongyang to surrender its nuclear program. This week, the US imposed sanctions on Chinese language companies for exporting alcohol and cigarette merchandise to North Korea in breach of the ones sanctions.