Ji Jinping will be the first Chinese head of state to visit Pyongyang in fourteen years.
China's president Xi Jinping will hold a two-day state visit to North Korea from Thursday to Friday. The visit was announced by Hu Zhaoming, a spokesperson for the Chinese Communist Party's International Department (PCC), and was later confirmed by the North Korean official news agency KCNA.
This will be the first visit by a Chinese head of state to Pyongyang since Hu Jintao visited the country in 2005. Jinping visited North Korea in 2008, but back then he was still China's vice president.
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