N. Korea's Kim Jong-il may visit China

March 7, 2004 at 12:25 PM
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SEOUL, March 7 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il may visit China in May, the Korea Times reported Sunday.

Kim's visit to China will occur after Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to South Korea, but most likely before June, reported the South Korean state news agency, Yonhap News.

Meanwhile, Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing said diplomats in China and South Korea are discussing Hu Jintao's visit to Seoul which, if made, will be the first of its kind to South Korea since Hu's inauguration.

Hu and his people are thankful for President South Korea's Roh Moo-hyun's invitiation to visit Seoul, Li said at the current session of the 10th National People's Congress.

Roh made the invitation while on a state visit to China last summer and Hu accepted, saying he would visit Seoul at an appropriate time.

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