Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Kim Jong Un Pays Unofficial Visit to China
Pyongyang, March 28 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, paid an unofficial visit to China from March 25 to 28 at the invitation of Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, president of the People's Republic of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission. He was accompanied by his wife Ri Sol Ju. Among his suite members were Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, vice-chairman of the SAC of the DPRK and vice-chairman of the C.C., WPK, Pak Kwang Ho, Ri Su Yong and Kim Yong Chol, members of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK and vice-chairmen of the C.C., WPK, Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, member of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, Jo Yong Won, Kim Song Nam and Kim Pyong Ho, vice department directors of the WPK Central Committee, and members of the SAC of the DPRK.
When the special train carrying Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Dandong, Song Tao, head of the International Liaison Department of the CPC Central Committee, Chen Qiufa, secretary of the Liaoning Provincial Committee of the CPC, Lu Dongfu, general manager of the China Railway Corporation, Li Jinjun, Chinese ambassador to the DPRK, Liu Huanxin, member of the Standing Committee and secretary-general of the Liaoning Provincial Committee of the CPC, and Ge Haiying, secretary of the Dandong City Committee of the CPC, greeted him. Kim Jong Un expressed thanks to Song Tao and his party for greeting him at the border city far away from Beijing. Song Tao warmly welcomed Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju's visit to China, noting he came from Beijing upon authorization of Xi Jinping.
Kim Jong Un arrived in Beijing on March 26. He was greeted by Wang Huning, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and member of the CPC Central Committee Secretariat, Ding Xuexiang, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, member of the CPC Central Committee Secretariat and director of the CPC Central Committee General Office, Song Tao, head of the International Liaison Department of the CPC Central Committee, Lu Dongfu, general manager of the China Railway Corporation, and Li Jinjun, Chinese ambassador to the DPRK. He exchanged greetings with the leading party and government officials of China who greeted him. The motorcade carrying him and his wife headed for the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, escorted by 21 motorcycles. A ceremony for welcoming Kim Jong Un's visit to China took place with splendor at the Great Hall of the People. There were talks between Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping. At the end of the talks Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan presented to Kim Jong Un gifts they prepared with sincerity. Kim Jong Un expressed thanks to them. Xi Jinping hosted a grand banquet at the Great Hall of the People, warmly welcoming Kim Jong Un's visit to China.
On March 27 Kim Jong Un visited an exhibition house showing the signal successes made by the Chinese Academy of Sciences after the 18th CPC Congress. He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, Pak Kwang Ho, Ri Su Yong, Kim Yong Chol, Ri Yong Ho and other suite members. He was also accompanied by Wang Huning, Ding Xuexiang, Cai Qi and Song Tao. He looked round the exhibits, being briefed on the successes made in the field of natural science and technology such as nuclear physics, outer space, agriculture and energy. He made the following entry in the visitors' book: We can grasp the mightiness of China, a great neighboring country. More excellent scientific successes will be achieved under the wise leadership of the Communist Party of China.
Kim Jong Un on March 27, 2018. That day the Supreme Leader and his wife were invited to a luncheon hosted by Xi Jinping and Peng Liyuan at Yangyuanzhai of the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse. After the luncheon, Kim Jong Un exchanged good-byes with Xi Jinping. He left Beijing in the afternoon of March 27 after winding up his unofficial visit to China. He was warmly seen off by Wang Huning, Ding Xuexiang and Song Tao at Beijing Railway Station. Song Tao, Lu Dongfu and Li Jinjun traveled together with Kim Jong Un to Dandong Railway Station to see him off. Leaving Dandong Railway Station, the Supreme Leader sent a message of thanks to Xi Jinping for having accorded cordial hospitality with utmost sincerity to him in token of warm comradely friendship and friendly feelings during his China visit. -0-