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High-ranking Chinese diplomat to visit North Korea

AP  |  Beijing 

A high-ranking Chinese plans to travel to later this week amid a flurry of diplomacy following North Korean leader Un's surprise visit to

The official Agency said today that Song Tao, who heads the ruling Communist Party's International Department, will lead an art troupe to on Friday to attend an arts festival.

Kim made an unannounced trip to last month ahead of potentially breakthrough meetings with South Korean Moon Jae-in and

The trip, during which he met with Chinese Xi Jinping, was considered an attempt to repair ties that have deteriorated over Kim's development of ballistic missile and and China's enforcement of sanctions.

is the North's most important trading partner.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 16:50 IST