Eli Ridder | The Avro Post
After much speculation, it was confirmed by China and North Korea on Tuesday night that leader Kim Jung-un was in Beijing and held talks with President Xi Jinping for the first time, in a move considered historic.
Mr. Kim held “successful talks” with Mr. Xi, China’s Xinhua reported, with North Korean state media also confirming.
Analysts say this is a significant progression in North Korea’s preparation for proposed eventual talks with South Korea and the United States.
Xi accepted an invitation from the North’s leader to visit Kim’s country, formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
In February, U.S. President Donald Trump accepted an invitation to meet Kim given via South Korean intelligence officials that met with the DPRK leader just before flying to Washington.
Kim is scheduled to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in in April, and Mr. Trump in May.
Speculation was aroused earlier this week when a train Japanese media said contained a high-profile figure arrived in the Chinese capital.
More details to follow. Image of Kim Jung-un from Business Insider.