On surprise trip to China, North Korea’s Kim pledges denuclearisation

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received lavish welcome by Chinese President Xi Jinping during a secretive trip to Beijing. Kim and his wife were met with honour guards and a banquet hosted by Xi.
 

 
The state media confirmed the visit on Wednesday only after Kim had returned to North Korea.
 
As per China’s Xinhua news agency, the leaders held talks at the imposing Great Hall of the People during which they hailed their nations’ historic relations and with Kim pledging that he was ‘committed to the denuclearisation’ of the Korean peninsula.
 
North Korea’s official KCNA news agency said that Kim said, “There is no question that my first foreign visit would be to the Chinese capital.”
 
“This is my solemn duty as someone who should value and continue the DPRK-PRC relations through generations.”