(PatrioticPost.com)- According to reports from North Korean state media on Sunday, Chinese President Xi Jinping wrote a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of a historic congress of the ruling Chinese Communist Party. In the letter, Xi Jinping said that it was more important than ever for Beijing and Pyongyang to enhance communication, unity, and cooperation.
This letter was written in response to the greetings of congratulations that Kim had conveyed for the next congress, which is set to begin on Sunday. At the upcoming congress, Xi will be re-elected to his position as general secretary of the Communist Party, the most powerful position in the country. This term would last for another five years.
According to the North Korean state news agency KCNA, Xi expressed his willingness to strengthen the relationship between China and North Korea and contribute significantly to providing the two countries and their people with greater happiness and “defending peace and stability in the region and the rest of the world.”
Xi’s comments were made in response to a question about whether or not he would be willing to work toward these goals.
The rumored show of support comes at a time when North Korea has conducted a record number of tests on ballistic missiles and is preparing to resume nuclear testing for the first time since 2017.
North Korea claims that its recent military activities, including artillery drills and flights by warplanes, are a response to displays of force by South Korea and the United States, both of which have staged their own military exercises in protest of the North’s tests.
South Korea and the United States have both staged their own military drills in response to the North’s tests.
When questioned on Friday about the most recent actions taken by North Korea and the responses from South Korea, the spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry, Mao Ning, called on all parties to prevent the situation from escalating further and work toward creating the conditions for resuming dialogue.