Shanghai: Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to visit Pyongyang next month at the invitation of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un to attend the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of North Korea’s founding, Singapore’s Straits Times newspaper reported.
It will be the Chinese leader’s first visit to the North Korean capital since he took power in 2012, and 13 years after the last visit by a Chinese President, when Xi’s predecessor Hu Jintao visited in 2005.
The Straits Times did not say where it obtained the information and the Chinese foreign ministry did not respond to a request for comment. N Korea’s celebrations are set to take place on September 9 and the visit could be a subject to changes.
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