Kim Jong Un sends support to China in letter to President Xi Jinping about virus outbreak
Updated 06:44, 02-Feb-2020

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday offered support to China on the coronavirus outbreak in a letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping. 

Kim, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, sent a letter to President Xi Jinping, who is also the general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, expressing his support of China's prevention and control measures regarding the pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus on behalf of his party and the people of the DPRK. 

Kim said he's confident the Chinese government, the CPC and the Chinese people will win the battle against the novel coronavirus under Xi's leadership.

In the letter, Kim also sent his condolences to the families that lost their loved ones to the virus and his regards to the medical workers and people working on the front line.

President Xi expressed his gratitude toward Kim in return.