North Korean leader Kim Jong Un asked Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting in Beijing in June to work towards bringing an early end to economic sanctions imposed on his country, Japanâ€™s Yomiuri newspaper reported on Sunday.
Kim told Xi that he wanted Chinaâ€™s help to end the sanctions because it successfully concluded a summit between the United States and North Korea on June 12, the Yomiuri reported, citing unnamed sources close to the matter.
Xi said he would make the â€œutmost effortâ€ in response to Kimâ€™s request, the Yomiuri said.
Kim made his third trip to China this year just a week after he met US President Donald Trump at the historic summit in Singapore. (Reuters)