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Kim Jong Un on way to China for summit

/ 07:59 AM January 08, 2019

SEOUL — North Korea’s state media says leader Kim Jong Un has left for China.

The North Korean leader “is to visit China on Jan. 7-10… at the invitation of Xi Jinping,” the official Korean Central News Agency said Tuesday.

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The news agency added that Kim departed for China on Monday afternoon with his wife Ri Sol Ju and top officials.

The KCNA dispatch came after South Korean media reported late Monday that Kim may be on his way to Beijing aboard a special train for his fourth summit with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

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Kim’s trip comes after U.S. and North Korean officials are believed to have met in Vietnam to discuss the location of a second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump. With a report from Agence France-Presse/ je

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