Xi, Kim meet for 2nd time amid fast developments on Korean Peninsula
2018-05-09 09:01:00

Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un hold talks in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning province, on May 7-8, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

Chinese President Xi Jinping has met with Kim Jong Un, the leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for the second time since late March, as the situation on the Korean Peninsula heads towards more stability.

The two met on Monday and Tuesday in the city of Dalian,northeast China's Liaoning Province.

President Xi, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), spoke highly of the "positive progress" made on the Korean Peninsula after his previous meeting with DPRK leader Kim Jong Un in late March.

This is the second time the two leaders have met. Kim's previous trip to China– his first known foreign visit since coming to power in 2011– saw him holding talks with President Xi in Beijing.

The unofficial meeting came a month before Kim's summit with the Republic of Korea (ROK) President Moon Jae-in, during which he stepped into the ROK side, becoming the first DPRK leader to ever do so since the Korean War.

Source: CGTN Editor: Hiram