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WorldNewspaper: North Korea's Kim to visit China for fourth summit

20:06  07 january  2019
20:06  07 january  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Kim Jong Un departs Beijing after meetings with Xi Jinping

Kim Jong Un departs Beijing after meetings with Xi Jinping North Korean leader Kim Jong Un departed Beijing Wednesday by train, marking an end to his surprise visit. Kim and his delegation are now expected to begin the 13-hour trip to the town of Dandong, which sits on the border between China and North Korea. The visit was Kim's third to Beijing and fourth to China since March 2018, his first trip outside North Korea since he took power in 2011. He arrived in Beijing Tuesday in his famed armored train early Tuesday morning and held meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping. China is North Korea's only real ally internationally.

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is on his way to China for his fourth summit with China ' s Xi Jinping, South Korean media said on Monday. South Korea ' s Hankyoreh newspaper , citing an unidentified source with close knowledge of North Korea - China affairs

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is on his way to China for his fourth summit with China ’ s Xi Jinping, South Korean media said on Monday. South Korea ’ s Hankyoreh newspaper , citing an unidentified source with close knowledge of North Korea - China affairs, reported that Kim was

Newspaper: North Korea's Kim to visit China for fourth summit© Reuters/KCNA North Korean leader Kim Jong Un poses for photos in Pyongyang

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is on his way to China for his fourth summit with China's Xi Jinping, South Korean media said on Monday.

South Korea's Hankyoreh newspaper, citing an unidentified source with close knowledge of North Korea-China affairs, reported that Kim was traveling to Beijing late on Monday to meet with Xi.

South Korea's Yonhap news agency, citing an unspecified source familiar with North Korea issues, said a North Korean train possibly carrying a "high-level" official had crossed the border into China.

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SEOUL— North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is visiting China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Chinese and North Korean state media reported on Jan. 8, as preparations for a second summit with U. S . President Donald Trump continue. Kim left for China on a private train on Monday

South Korea ' s Hankyoreh newspaper , citing an unidentified source with close knowledge of North Korea - China affairs, reported that Kim was traveling to Beijing late on Monday to meet with Xi. South Korea ' s Yonhap news agency, citing an unspecified source familiar with North Korea issues, said.

The source told Yonhap it had not been confirmed whether a senior official was on board, but that dozens of security vehicles and officials had blocked the roads around a station in the Chinese border city of Dandong as the train passed.

Last year Kim traveled to China three times to meet with Xi, before and after Kim held other summits with U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Kim is expected to meet again with both the U.S. and South Korean presidents in the near future, and another visit to China has been seen as a possible move before those summits.

Earlier on Monday the South Korean newspaper Munhwa Ilbo reported that U.S. State Department officials recently met multiple times with North Korean counterparts in Hanoi and discussed planning a second summit between Trump and Kim, fuelling speculation that Vietnam could host the event.

Trump says US, N.Korea 'negotiating' on location for next Kim summit

Trump says US, N.Korea 'negotiating' on location for next Kim summit US President Donald Trump said Sunday negotiations are underway on the location of his next summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, while remaining evasive on its timing. Trump, who held a historic summit with Kim in Singapore in June, said earlier in the week he had received a "great letter" from the North Korean leader but declined to reveal its contents. "We are negotiating a location," he told reporters before boarding a helicopter for the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland, where he said he would be discussing a trade deal with China.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived in Beijing on Tuesday on an unannounced visit for talks with President Xi Jinping, as preparations ramp up for an expected second summit with Donald Trump. South Korea ' s Hankyoreh newspaper , citing an unidentified source with close knowledge of North

Mr Kim ’ s visit of North Korea ’ s most important economic and diplomatic ally, which was first reported by South Korean media, comes amid reports of advanced negotiations for a second summit between Washington and Pyongyang aimed at resolving the standoff over North Korea ’ s nuclear programme.

At their landmark June summit in Singapore, Kim and Trump pledged to work toward denuclearization, but the pact was light on details and talks since have made little headway.

China is the North’s most important economic and diplomatic backer, despite anger over its neighbor's nuclear and missile programs. Ties have warmed in the last year as Pyongyang’s relations with both Seoul and Washington have also improved.

China also played a role in Trump's meeting with Kim, lending the North Korean leader an airliner for his trip to Singapore.

Diplomatic sources say Xi will probably go to North Korea at some point soon, which would make him the first Chinese leader to do so since 2005.

In early December, Xi told North Korea's foreign minister during a visit in Beijing that he "hoped North Korea and the United States meet each other halfway and address each other’s reasonable concerns, allowing positive progress on the peninsula’s nuclear talks."

(Additional reporting by Josh Smith; Editing by Toby Chopra and Catherine Evans)

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