Dec. 6 (Bulletinstandard) — North Korea Overseas Minister Ri Yong Ho arrived in Beijing for a three-day go to throughout which he might trade views with Chinese language officers, following talks between Chinese language President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump throughout the G20 Summit.
Ri, who just lately met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, landed at Beijing’s worldwide airport at 3:30 p.m. on an Emirates EK88 flight that left from Dubai, Yonhap reported Thursday.
Armed Chinese language police and heavy safety surrounded the realm. Chen Hai, the deputy director-general of the Chinese language international ministry was on the airport to greet Ri. Ji Jae Ryong, the North Korean ambassador to Beijing, was on standby to escort Ri out of the airport, based on the report.
After leaving the airport, Ri boarded a Chinese language international ministry car and headed for Diaoyutai State Guesthouse.
KCNA confirmed Thursday “Comrade Ri Yong Ho” had arrived in Beijing however didn’t point out Ri’s schedule or the aim of the go to.
A Beijing-based supply instructed Yonhap Ri is anticipated to fulfill together with his Chinese language counterpart, Overseas Minister Wang Yi, on Friday and different prime officers — it’s unconfirmed whether or not Ri will sit down with Xi for talks.
Ri’s go to comes solely days after Trump and Xi met in Argentina.
The 2 leaders primarily mentioned commerce, however Trump additionally instructed Xi he would work with him “100 p.c” on North Korea, Al-Jazeera and different information companies reported.
On Saturday, Trump additionally mentioned he would at “some level” host Kim Jong Un in the USA.
South Korea could also be planning a summit between Kim and President Moon Jae-in, however a date has not been finalized, based on studies.