In another sign of the deepening relations between North Korea and China
A North Korean friendship group visiting China this week sat down with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday.
President Xi said China is prioritizing the traditional friendship between North Korea and China and noted that he shared detailed views with Kim Jong-un when they met twice recently.
The Chinese leader said he backs the improvement of inter-Korean relations, the planned summit between Pyongyang and Washington as well as the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
The North Korean side delivered Pyongyang's will to solidify bilateral relations and learn from China's economic development.