Xi sends special emissary to North Korea

China | 15 Nov 2017 12:14 pm

Song Tao, special envoy of President Xi Jinping, will leave for North Korea on Friday, Xinhua reports. Song, head of the Communist Party Central Committee's International Department, will visit and also inform the country of the 19th National Congress. The department made the announcement today.

Song would be the first ministerial-level Chinese official to visit North Korea since October 2015 when Politburo Standing Committee member Liu Yunshan met with leader Kim Jong Un, the Associated Press reports.

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