Beijing: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is visiting China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Interestingly, this comes only days after he warned of taking an alternative path if the Washington does not ease sanctions and pressure on Pyongyang.
The China visit of Kim Jong Un was confirmed by North Korean and Chinese state media. It will likely lead to Kim’s fourth summit with Jinping in the last year and comes amid plans for a second summit with Mr. Trump aimed at denuclearising the Korean peninsula.
North Korea’s state-run KCNA news agency said Kim left for China on a private train on Monday afternoon accompanied by his wife, Ri Sol Ju, and senior North Korean officials, including Kim Yong Chol and Ri Yong Ho.
China’s official Xinhua news agency also confirmed that Kim Jong Un is visiting from Monday to Thursday at Xi Jinping’s invitation.
Interestingly, Kim Jong Un had held three summits last year with Xi Jinping, his most important ally, before and after summits with US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.