(CGTN) Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), is visiting China at the invitation of Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese president, according to Xinhua.
Kim arrived Monday on his first visit to China in 2019 and will leave on Thursday.
Last year, the DPRK leader paid three visits to China between March and June, before and after summits with U.S. President Donald Trump and president of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Moon Jae-in.
Kim is expected to meet again with both Trump and Moon in the near future and this visit to Beijing is seen as a move before those summits take place.
In separate letters sent to the presidents of the U.S. and the ROK at the turn of the year, Kim expressed DPRK's willingness to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula and increase inter-Korean relations.