For Leverage Against U.S., North Korea’s Kim Seeks Help From Old Friends

时间:2018-10-10 单词数:2130

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South Korea’s president said he expects North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to meet with the leaders of Russia and China soon, as Pyongyang turns to two old backers ahead of a possible second summit with President Trump.

韩国总统文在寅(Moon Jae-in)表示,他预计朝鲜领导人金正恩(Kim Jong Un)很快将与俄罗斯和中国领导人会面。在可能与美国总统特朗普(Trump)举行第二次峰会之前,平壤方面正转向两位旧友。

Mr. Kim, whose trip to China in March was his first outside North Korea as leader, is likely to request support from Beijing and Moscow as he presses the U.S. for concessions in return for North Korean progress on dismantling its nuclear facilities.


On Monday, Mr. Moon said he expects Mr. Kim to travel to Russia to meet President Vladimir Putin and for Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit North Korea in the near future. He added that a summit between Mr. Kim and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is also “open.”

文在寅周一表示,他预计金正恩近期将前往俄罗斯与普京(Vladimir Putin)会面,同时预计中国国家主席将在近期内出访朝鲜。他还说,金正恩和日本首相安倍晋三(Shinzo Abe)同样有可能举行峰会。

“A new order is being created on the Korean Peninsula,” Mr. Moon told a cabinet meeting, according to a transcript provided by the presidential office.


North Korean state media has reported that a meeting among officials from China, Russia, and North Korea would be held. North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui, who has participated in recent nuclear negotiations with the U.S., was in Beijing in recent days and was expected in Moscow to set up the meeting, the North’s state media said.

朝鲜官方媒体已报道称,中国、俄罗斯、朝鲜官员可能将举行会晤。朝鲜官方媒体称,参与近期美朝核谈判的朝鲜外务省副相崔善姬(Choe Son Hui)近几天曾身处北京,预计她将赴莫斯科安排相关会议。

The Chinese Embassy in Seoul couldn’t be reached for comment.