PYONGYANG: Vice-President Xi Jinping arrived here yesterday morning on an official goodwill visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
During his three-day visit, Xi will meet with leaders of the DPRK to exchange views on bilateral relations and other issues of mutual concern.
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (L, front) meets with Kim Yong Nam (R, front), president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), in Pyongyang, capital of DPRK, during his three-day visit to the country Tuesday June 17, 2008. This is the first overseas visit Xi has made since he assumed office earlier this year.[Xinhua]
This is the first overseas visit Xi has made since he assumed office earlier this year.
He was greeted by Yang Hyong-sop, vice-president of the Presidium of Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, at the airport.
In a statement released at the airport, Xi said under the care of top leaders of both countries and by joint efforts of the two sides, relations between China and the DPRK, the friendly neighbors connected by land and rivers, have been moving forward.