White House says China informed US of Kim's trip

The White House says the Chinese government contacted them Tuesday to tell U.S. officials about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's visit to China.

Published: 28th March 2018 08:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th March 2018 08:04 AM   |  A+A-

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands in Beijing, China. | AP


WASHINGTON: China briefed President Donald Trump on Tuesday on the visit by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to Beijing, and the communication included a personal message from Chinese President Xi Jinping to Trump, the White House said in a statement.

"The United States remains in close contact with our allies South Korea and Japan. We see this development as further evidence that our campaign of maximum pressure is creating the appropriate atmosphere for dialogue with North Korea," the statement said.


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