diplomacy The request comes as tensions are at their height on the Korean Peninsula, following a record series of missile tests by Pyongyang
This photo Provided October 10, 2022 by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a missile test at an undisclosed location in North Korea, taken between September 25 and October 9. — AP/SIPA
Chinese President Xi Jinping has written to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, offering to cooperate to “accelerate peace” in the world, announced the North Korean state agency KCNA on Saturday. . “The world, times and history are changing in unprecedented ways,” Xi in his response to a letter from Kim Jong-un, who had congratulated him; for its historical renewal at the head of the Chinese Communist Party and the country in October. “Facing this new situation, I am ready, with you, to contribute positively (…) to accelerate peace, stability, development and prosperity; of the region and the rest of the world,” he continued.
This letter comes as tensions are high; their height on the Korean peninsula, after a record series of missile tests by Pyongyang and as Seoul, Washington and Tokyo reinforced their military cooperation. Pyongyang notably launched on November 18 an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which fell off Japan, and Kim Jong-un threatened the United States of nuclear response if its country was attacked
During an interview last week on the sidelines of the G20 summit at Bali, US President Joe Biden had asked to Xi Jinping to mean “clearly” to North Korea not to carry out a new nuclear test, as Seoul and Washington claim it intends to do. “It is certain that our diplomacy will strive to bring China to join the countries that publicly condemn this today and use his influence to persuade” North Korea, then declared a senior US official.