The North Korean leader regularly sends letters to Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo/Reuters
SEOUL – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sent a letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping. The contents of the letter reaffirmed its commitment to advancing “close cooperation” with Beijing in line with “the requirements of the new era.”
Kim made the remarks in a reply message on Thursday to Xi’s previous letter congratulating North Korea on the country’s 75th founding anniversary. This was reported by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
“Kim also expressed confidence that the two parties and the two countries will closely enhance their solidarity and cooperation and that the friendly and cooperative relations between the DPRK-China will continue to develop in line with the demands of the new era,” Kim’s letter said.
DPRK is the abbreviation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the official name of North Korea.
China is widely believed to have significant influence over its communist and impoverished neighbors, which have long relied on China’s diplomatic support and economic aid.