N Koreans visit Beijing to learn about China's reforms: ministry

Elias Hubbard
May 16, 2018

Senior North Korean officials are visiting China amid warming relations between the 2 countries.

According to sources, the delegation included Kim Su-gil, head of the Pyongyang City Committee of the Workers' Party; Kim Nung-o, head of the party's North Pyongan Central Committee; and Ryu Myong-son, director of global affairs at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party.

"The likelihood is that Trump's withdrawal from the Iran deal didn't fundamentally alter Kim Jong-Un's thinking about USA posture", Russel said.

"Kim sounded Xi out about the possibility that North Korea could receive economic support from China during the denuclearization process", the Japanese daily wrote.

The broadcaster said later the group had arrived at the Diaoyutai government guest house although the identity of the visitors was not immediately known.

On Tuesday morning, they toured an agricultural research facility where officials there explained about the exhibits. Kim made his second trip to China in less than two months to meet with President Xi Jinping a week ago.

Kim used the phrase when he declared that his regime had completed the development of its nuclear arsenal and no more atomic or missile tests were needed.

WASHINGTON-A former senior US diplomat from the Obama administration said that President Trump's recent decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal would not adversely affect USA negotiations with North Korea, contrary to the opinion of many of Trump's critics.

The improvement of ties between the Cold War allies, which had deteriorated as Beijing actively enforced sanctions on Pyongyang a year ago, is expected to lead to economic cooperation.

"Kim then asked Xi for China's economic assistance during the intermediate stages of denuclearization". -North Korea meeting, which is expected to take place in late May or early June.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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