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The Minister of foreign Affairs of the DPRK discussed with the Ambassador of China the situation around Hong Kong

The Minister of foreign Affairs of the DPRK Lee Seon Gwon on Thursday discussed with China's Ambassador to Pyongyang Whether Tzintzuni the situation around Hong Kong, reports the Central cable Agency of Korea (KCNA).

The North Korean Minister stressed that the question of Hong Kong is an internal affair of China, and the interference of foreign forces violates China's sovereignty and international law. Pyongyang will continue to actively support the position of the party and government of China on ensuring the sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of the country, added Lee Seon Gwon.

In turn, the Chinese Ambassador expressed gratitude for the expressed stance of the party and government of Korea. He said that "China will make efforts to strengthen cooperation with the Korean party, encourage the development and construction of socialism in the two countries and achieve common ideals and goals."

In recent days, relations between the U.S. and China worsened due to developed by the Chinese Parliament of the draft law on the protection of national security of Hong Kong, which, according to Washington, is aimed at the elimination of its high autonomy. The US President Donald trump has threatened to impose sanctions and revoke the special status of Hong Kong. China rejected any criticism and stated that the issues of Hong Kong are solely an internal matter.

The US has already threatened to revoke the status of a special trading partner of Hong Kong during mass anti-government demonstrations in the summer and autumn of last year. Trump said that if the Chinese authorities will resort to violence to suppress the protests, this could affect trade talks between Washington and Beijing. Us senators and the officials called to review the status of Hong Kong, which, according to them, was compromised.