North Korea, China held talks in Beijing, KCNA says

By Thomson Reuters Mar 22, 2024 | 4:35 PM

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea and China held high-level talks in Beijing on Thursday and reaffirmed a commitment to further develop bilateral relations as Pyongyang expands its diplomatic engagement after COVID-19 lockdowns.

North Korea’s Kim Song Nam, an alternate member of the Political Bureau and director of the International Department of the party’s Central Committee, met with Liu Jianchao, who leads the Chinese Communist Party’s body in charge of managing ties with foreign political parties, the KCNA said.

(Reporting by Cynthia Kim; editing by Jonathan Oatis)