orth Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited Beijing from June 19 to 20, just one week after he met with US President Donald Trump in Singapore.
It was Kim’s third trip to China this year, with the previous two in March and May respectively. All three visits, according to media reports, focused on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, which China has been making persistent efforts to promote.
At the latest meeting, Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to the Xinhua News Agency, spoke highly of the meeting between Kim and Trump, who signed a document on denuclearizing the Peninsula. Xi praised Kim for his efforts in denuclearization and pledged that China will continue to play a constructive role in promoting peace on the Peninsula.
Kim expressed gratitude for China’s efforts in the denuclearization issue and said that he hopes China and other stakeholders can jointly promote sustainable peace on the Peninsula.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also visited Beijing on June 14, when he told Xi that there is still a chance that denuclearization would fail and that he hopes China and the US will make more efforts to avoid this scenario.