Xi congratulates Kim for re-election. File photo/ Reuters
Chinese President Xi Jinping sent his congratulations to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un following his re-election as chairman of the State Affairs Commission, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday.
Xi told Kim that China highly values its friendship with North Korea and is willing to push forward the bilateral relations.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron were due to hold talks in Paris on Monday with the host leader seeking to forge a united European front to contend with Beijing’s advances.
NATIONS: Russia sent home nearly two-thirds of some 30,000 North Koreans working there during 2018 and China repatriated more than half, but did not specify a figure, according to unpublished reports by Moscow and Beijing to the United Nations Security Council.
A Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will walk free on May 3, her lawyer said on Saturday.
In a referendum, Egyptians are to start voting on Saturday on constitutional amendments that extend President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi’s rule until at least 2024. The vote running from April 20-22 was officially announced on Wednesday, a day after parliament overwhelmingly approved the changes
Attacks by Daesh fighters deep in the Syrian Desert killed 27 Damascus troops and allied fighters over the past 48 hours, a monitoring group said on Saturday.
Dozens of women and children, relatives of Kosovo extremists fighting in Syria, were flown back home by plane on Saturday under heavy security.