North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ‘planning first trip to China`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 21:31

Pyongyang: Young North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is reportedly planning his first visit to China to build support for his regime.

According to South Korean news website, a senior Chinese diplomat arrived in Pyongyang on Monday for talks with his North Korean counterpart.

Wang Jiarui, the Director of the Chinese Communist Party`s International Department, and Kim Yong-il discussed ways to increase cooperation between their countries, the website reported.

A diplomatic source has revealed that the talks are raising speculation the North Korean leader is planning to visit China, the Telegraph reports.

“Kim Jong-il would normally visit China a few months after the chiefs of public security and international affairs of the two countries met,” the source said.

“This could be preparations for Kim Jong-un``s visit to Beijing,” the official said.

According to the paper, sources revealed that Kim might ask China for food aid.


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First Published: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 20:02

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