North Korean leader Kim Jong Un secretly met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in northern China on Monday and Tuesday, Chinese state-run media reported Tuesday after Kim returned to Pyongyang.
The two previously met in Beijing in March, Kim's first trip abroad since taking power. This new meeting follows Kim's recent summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and precedes his upcoming talks with President Trump.
"Xi held talks with Kim and hosted a welcome banquet for him," the Chinese report said. "Together, they also took a stroll and attended a luncheon. In a cordial and friendly atmosphere, the top leaders of the two parties and the two countries had an all-round and in-depth exchange of views on China-DPRK relations and major issues of common concern."