In the News – China Reaffirms Ties with N.Korea Despite Rocket Launch
Despite joining the international community in condemning North Korea’s recently attempted rocket launch, China has reaffirmed its commitment to expanding amicable ties with its long-time ally.
According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Sunday, State Councilor Dai Bingguo met with senior North Korean party official Kim Yong-il in Beijing, where Dai stressed the importance of the two countries’ traditional friendship.
The ministry did not say whether the two officials discussed the failed rocket launch.
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