Until now, reports of a secret meeting between China's President Xi Jinping and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un were unconfirmed. The visit has now been confirmed by China and North Korea making the visit the first known foreign trip since Kim Jong-un became the leader in 2011.
The meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-Un was described as "successful" by China's Xinhua news agency. President Trump is expected to meet with the North Korean leader in May and the visit to China is considered a significant step in preparation for the meeting with the U.S. president.
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Kim Jong-un said, "The issue of denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula can be resolved, if South Korea and the United States respond to our efforts with goodwill, create an atmosphere of peace and stability while taking progressive and synchronous measures for the realization of peace."
North Korea's recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests have increased tensions between the nuclear powers. North Korean news agency KCNA called the visit "a milestone" for improving ties with China. China is widely considered North Korea's main ally and president Xi Jinping is said to have accepted an invitation to visit North Korea.
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The trip has taken place during a flurry of recent diplomatic activity as the U.S. and North Korea seek to set up their historic meeting. Several countries such as Switzerland have volunteered to be mediators and host the talks between leaders. If the meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un goes through it will be the first time a U.S. President has met with a North Korean leader.
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