The visit by the DPRK’s delegation led by Vice Chairman of the Workers Party Pak Tae Song to China, is to learn about China’s experience in economic reform.
At the meeting, President Xi Jingping expressed his support for the DPRK’s avowed new emphasis on economic development, along with improving relations with the Republic of Korea (RoK).
“We support the improvement of DPRK - RoK relations, the promotion of dialogue between the DPRK and the US, denuclearization on the peninsula and the DPRK’s development of its economy", Mr. Xi said.
Also at the meeting, the leader of the DPRK’s ruling Workers Party delegation, Pak Tae Song, said he had been entrusted with consolidating recent agreements between Mr. Kim Jong-un and Mr. Xi Jinping as well as studying China’s model of economic development and “reform and opening.”
“We will play an active role in carrying out our party’s new strategic line of prioritizing economic development,” Mr. Pak said.
The delegation visited Beijing a week after the DPRK’s leader Kim Jong-un met President Xi Jingping in China’s northeastern port city of Dalian, China.
Relations between China and the DPRK have drastically improved recently. Mr. Kim Jong-un also traveled to Beijing in March to hold talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Earlier, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also visited Pyongyang./.