Seoul: In a letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has pledged his “invariable” support to Beijing, a state-media report said on Thursday. Also Read - China Asks US to Walk With it Instead of Continuing Provocations

According to the report by Pyongyang’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the letter dated October 1 was sent to congratulate Xi on the 71st founding anniversary of China. Also Read - Yikes! Doctor Removes 20 Live Worms From 60-Year-Old Chinese Man’s Eyelid

“The Supreme Leader also stressed in the message that he and the party and the people will invariably stand by the General Secretary (Xi), the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese people in the struggle for accomplishing the joint cause of defending and glorifying socialism gained at the cost of blood,” Yonhap News Agency quoted the KCNA report as saying. Also Read - No Space For Third Party to Intervene on Border Issue: China Tells US

“The Supreme Leader in the message expressed his will to strive, together with the general secretary, to ceaselessly consolidate and develop the invincible friendship which has entered a new historical period,” it added.

Between 2018 and 2019, Kim and Xi met five times.

The March 25–28, 2018 meeting was Kim Jong-un’s first diplomatic trip abroad to meet a foreign leader since coming to power in 2011.