Chinese President Xi Jinping To Visit North Korea 'Soon'

Earlier this year, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un secretly visited China and reportedly discussed denuclearization.
Posted at 7:35 AM, Apr 18, 2018

China's president is reportedly gearing up to visit North Korea. 

An unnamed official told CNN President Xi Jinping's trip to Pyongyang will happen "soon."

The official wasn't more specific, but earlier this week a Japanese newspaper reported Xi's trip might not happen before President Donald Trump sits down with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, possibly in May or early June.

Kim visited China earlier this year, and he reportedly assured his Chinese counterpart that he's committed to denuclearization — albeit with some conditions. 

This news about another possible meeting between Kim and Xi means Kim's schedule is filling up. 

Beyond potential sit-downs with Xi and Trump, Kim is meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on April 27. 

Russia also reportedly wants to land a spot on Kim's schedule, though the official told CNN the Hermit Kingdom has yet to respond to that invitation. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN