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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met Chinese senior diplomat Song Tao, and feted a Chinese art troupe led by Song, North Korean state media said today, indicating closer ties with China following Kim's surprise visit to Beijing last month.
The festival is a part of the celebrations of the Day of the Sun, which commemorates the birth anniversary of Kim Il-sung, founder and former president of North Korea.
As he accorded warm hospitality to Song, Kim remembered his recent visit to China.
The North Korean leader on Saturday "warmly" greeted Song Tao and the Chinese delegation visiting Pyongyang to perform and also expressed his greetings to Chinese President Xi Jinping, the North's official Korea Central News Agency said.
In March, Kim visited Beijing, his first visit overseas since ascending to power in 2011.
The video also shows Ri meeting Song Tao, the chief of the worldwide department of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party.
In the meeting, the North's nominal head of state, Kim Yong-nam, stressed the need to maintain the country's military capabilities for self-defense, but did not make any comments about nuclear weapons.
The North Korean leader's sister, Kim Yo Jong, accompanied Ri instead.
It's yet another sign of Kim's supposed willingness to improve worldwide tensions, with planned meetings with South Korean officials and Donald Trump.
The two exchanged "profound views on the important matters of mutual concern" and the worldwide situation, KCNA said, without providing details.
Another photo showed a North Korean orchestra performing with a large picture of Xi projected in the background.
Kim was quoted as saying that he "would positively carry forward and develop the traditional DPRK-China friendship into a fresh phase of development as required by a new era by further strengthening of the bilateral relations between the two parties including exchange of high-level delegations and undertaking the brisk cooperation and visits in various fields and sectors".
The two sides will hold another working-level meeting on Wednesday to agree on protocol, security measures and media coverage of the April 27 summit.
KCNA also issued a rare separate report on Kim's wife, Ri Sol-ju, who attended a performance by the Chinese art troupe earlier on Saturday.
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