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Kim Jong-Un leaves for four-day China visit

ANI  |  Seoul [South Korea] 

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, along with his wife and a train of the ministerial delegation has left for a four-day visit to China, reported on Tuesday.

reported that the North Korean leader, at an invitation by the Xi Jinping, was accompanied by his government and military officials, including Kim Yong-chol, a key with the US, and Ri Yong-ho and No Kwang-chol, the country's foreign and defence ministers.

This trip marks the fourth visit of the North Korean leader to China, amid talks of to fix a location for the second meeting between the former and

Last year, the North Korean leader paid three visits to Xi before attending his first-ever summit with Trump in June in Singapore, where Kim promised to work towards complete denuclearisation of the in exchange of securities and guarantees from the US.

However, North has marked slow progress in the denuclearisation process while seeking for sanction reliefs. To this, the US had announced that no such reliefs would be provided to North until it reaches complete denuclearisation.

Kim's visit comes when an official delegation, headed by Deputy US Trade Jeffrey Gerrish, from the US came to on Monday to strike a deal over the ongoing 'trade imbalance' between the two big economies.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 11:10 IST