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China says North Korea's Kim pledges denuclearisation during friendly visit

The visit was Kim's first known trip outside N Korea since he assumed power in 2011 and is believed by analysts to serve as preparation for upcoming summits with South Korea and US

Chinese President Xi Jinping, second from right, and his wife Peng Liyuan, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from left, and his wife Ri Sol Ju. (Photo: AP/PTI)
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, second from right, and his wife Peng Liyuan, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from left, and his wife Ri Sol Ju. (Photo: AP/PTI)

Reuters Beijing/Seoul
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged his commitment to denuclearisation and to meet US officials, China said on Wednesday after his meeting with President Xi Jinping, who promised China would uphold friendship with its isolated neighbour.
 
After two days of speculation, China and North Korea both confirmed that Kim had travelled to Beijing and met Xi during what China called an unofficial visit from Sunday to Wednesday.

The visit was Kim's first known trip outside North Korea since he assumed power in 2011 and is believed by analysts to serve as preparation for upcoming summits with South Korea and the

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First Published: Mar 28 2018 | 4:07 PM IST

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