Chinese CCTV reported that DPRK leader Kim Jong-un and Chinese President Xi Jinping met on Tuesday to discuss the results of the Singapore summit and the steps that are to follow it. Xi Jinping has reportedly praised the summit and its outcomes, specifically the idea of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula as "protecting peace and stability."
The official two-day visit was not announced in advance and was made public only after reports surfaced that the North Korean leader's motorcade had been spotted on the streets of Beijing, impressing Twitter users with its significant security detail back during his previous visits to China and to Singapore summit.
Kim motorcade stops traffic in Beijing. Photo by Fairfax’s Sanghee Liu. pic.twitter.com/8zi6mRX2uZ— Kirsty Needham (@KirstyLNeedham) June 19, 2018
Kim Jong On has an impressive cortege of bodyguards. https://t.co/zIWqgUssoX— Edward Yeranian (@Beybey1) June 11, 2018
Kim Jong Un’s 25-strong motorcade on arrival in #Singapore included 2 stretch limos, an ambulance, a TV camera crew filming the whole event from the sunroof and multiples SUVs… but none of the jogging bodyguards we saw at the last summit #TicTocNews Video by @andrewmorena08 pic.twitter.com/wCirnct7Zv— Reinie Booysen (@reiniebooysen) June 10, 2018
Dear parents,— Zaza 🇬🇭 (@Azariahh_x) June 13, 2018
Just because your child is smiling at their phone, it doesn't mean they have a boyfriend/girlfriend.
Maybe they're just watching Kim Jong-Un's bodyguards running next to his car. pic.twitter.com/Cz4HmHWyLC
The current visit to China is Kim Jong-un's third as DPRK leader, with the previous one taking place days ahead of the historic summit with the US president. Earlier in May Trump expressed the opinion that Xi Jinping could be influencing the North Korean leader.
Trump and Kim met in Singapore on June 12 and held one-on-one talks, which were followed by consultations in an expanded format and a working lunch. As a result, the two leaders signed a joint statement, which consisted of four main pillars implying the restoration of the US-North Korean relations, denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula, and recovery of the remains of prisoners of war and soldiers who went missing in action during the Korean War. Apart from that, President Trump agreed to halt "war games" jointly conducted with South Korea, which served as another source of tensions between them and DPRK.