Friday, March 30, 2018

Kim Jong Un Welcomed With Pomp and Ceremony
A grand ceremony took place at the Great Hall of the People on March 26 to welcome Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, and his wife Ri Sol Ju, on an unofficial visit to the People's Republic of China.

As Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un arrived at the venue together with his wife, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, president of the PRC and chairman of the Central Military Commission, and his wife Peng Liyuan warmly greeted them.

The two leaders shook hands firmly.

The Chinese President warmly welcomed the DPRK leader who visited China as his maiden foreign visit.

The latter thanked him for showing meticulous concern for his visit and according him warm hospitality.

The DPRK leader and his wife had a photo session with their Chinese counterparts.

He exchanged greetings with the Chinese Party and government officials at Beidating, shaking hands with them.

When the leaders of the two countries stood on the platform, their national anthems were played.

The DPRK leader appreciated a salute from the chief of the honour guard.

He reviewed the guard of honour, conducted by the Chinese President.

The military band played light and soft music in a show of their joy of greeting the esteemed man from a friendly neighbour.

The venue, Beidating at the Great Hall of the People, was bedecked with the flags of the two countries and beautiful and rare flowers, with the guard of honour of the three services of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army lining up.

By PT staff reporter

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