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N.Korea resumes flights to Chinese city

IANS  |  Seoul 

has resumed flights between and the Chinese city of amid signs of improving ties between the allies, the media reported on Saturday.

According to local tourism agencies, a passenger plane of Air Koryo, the North's flag carrier, landed in the airport in on Thursday and returned to with nearly 70 people on board, reported.

This marked the first North Korean airplane that had flown between the two cities since November 2006.

There will be such flights every Thursday and Sunday.

The resumption of the Pyongyang-flights may reflect improving bilateral ties between and after chilled relations over the North Korea's nuclear and missile provocations.

Chinese recently sent Li Zhanshu, Beijing's third-ranked official, as his to on the occasion of the North's

Li was seated next to North Korean leader during a military parade staged last week, and the North also hosted an art performance and banquet exclusively for Li and his delegation in an apparent bid to emphasize friendly ties between the two countries.

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First Published: Sat, September 15 2018. 09:20 IST
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