Signs of thaw?
Ri Su Yong, head of the delegation, delivered an oral message from top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un to Xi.
In his message, Kim expressed that the DPRK hopes to work with China to strengthen and develop the bilateral traditional friendship, and maintain peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia.
Ri also gave a briefing on the seventh WPK congress, which was held in early May, during which Kim was elected chairman of the WPK.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, welcomed the delegation, saying the visit was evidence of the tradition of strategic communication between the two parties on major issues.
The visit also demonstrated that Chairman Kim and the WPK Central Committee attach importance to relations between the two parties and two countries, according to Xi. Read more