China's Xi to visit North Korea: state media

China's Xi to visit North Korea: state media

Chinese President Xi Jinping will travel to North Korea this week for a state visit, The Associated Press reports.

Xi plans to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnBrent Budowsky: The patriotic duty of Senate Republicans US ambassador: 'I was personally surprised' North Korea did not send 'Christmas gift' Overnight Defense: Foreign policy takes center stage at Democratic debate | House delivers impeachment articles to Senate | Dems vow to force new vote on Trump's border wall MORE on Thursday and Friday, according to state-run Chinese broadcaster CCTV.

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The trip will reportedly be the first by a Chinese leader to North Korea in 14 years, according to AP. Kim previously visited Xi in Beijing in June 2018.

The Korean Central News Agency, North Korea's official media outlet, said in an online release that Xi would visit Thursday and Friday.

The visit will reportedly coincide with the 70th anniversary of the two nations establishing diplomatic relations, the AP reports.

The meeting comes amid ongoing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea over its nuclear program. North Korean state media reportedly warned that the U.S. risks undoing diplomatic progress made between the two countries if it does not “withdraw its hostile policy” toward Pyongyang.

A second summit between Kim and President TrumpDonald John TrumpLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Saudi Arabia paid 0 million for cost of US troops in area Parnas claims ex-Trump attorney visited him in jail, asked him to sacrifice himself for president MORE ended earlier this year without reaching an agreement, reportedly due to friction over U.S. demands for denuclearization and North Korean calls for the reduction of sanctions.