Kim Jong-un meets Chinese president Xi Jinping on first-ever foreign trip as North Korean leader
North Korea's Kim Jong-un has made his first-ever foreign trip as leader to meet China's president, vowing he is 'committed to denuclearisation'
Kim Jong-un has made his first-ever foreign trip as leader of North Korea to Beijing, where he met Chinese president Xi Jinping. Kim vowed he is "committed to denuclearisation" and said he is willing to hold summits with South Korea and the US. AP
The secretive visit was confirmed by Chinese and North Korean State media, which said Kim was treated to a lavish stay in a show of unity after relations were battered by Beijing's support of United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang. AP
The young leader told Xi that he was ready to hold a summit with South Korean president Moon Jae-in as well as US president Donald Trump, according to <em>Xinhua</em>. AP
Confirmation of the visit ended 24 hours of speculation about the identity of the North Korean visitor, after Japanese media spotted a green train, similar to the one used by Kim's father, arriving in Beijing on Monday and departing the following day. AP