China says no information to offer regarding North Korea leader Kim

China says no information to offer regarding North Korea leader Kim

FILE PHOTO: File photo of the flags of China and North Korea seen outside the closed Ryugyong Korea
Flags of China and North Korea are seen outside the closed Ryugyong Korean Restaurant in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, in this Apr 12, 2016 file photo. (Photo: Reuters/Joseph Campbell/File Photo)

BEIJING: China's foreign ministry said on Monday (Apr 27) it has no information to offer regarding North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, amid conflicting reports and speculation about his whereabouts and medical condition.

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Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comment during a daily briefing after being asked about reports of a Chinese delegation including medical experts being dispatched to North Korea, and whether they were sent to assist Kim Jong Un or help the country deal with COVID-19.

Three people familiar with the situation told Reuters that a Chinese team was dispatched to North Korea on Thursday to advise on Kim, though it was not clear what this mean about the North Korean leader's health.

Source: Reuters

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