China cites North Korean leader as saying denuclearization is resolute position
Kim Jong Un had never met a foreign leader before, and the secrecy around his Beijing trip allowed both countries to stage manage any potential embarrassing errors KCNA VIA KNS/AFP /

The denuclearization of the Korean peninsula is the resolute position of North Korea, China’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday cited the isolated state’s leader, Kim Jong Un, as telling a visiting senior Chinese diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi.

Wang told Kim that China supported an end to the state of war on the Korean peninsula and North Korea’s switch to economic construction, the ministry added.

Wang is currently visiting Pyongyang.

Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Clarence Fernandez