Kim Jong Un made a surprise visit to Beijing on his first known trip outside North Korea since taking power in 2011, the Bloomberg reported.
Further details of his trip, including how long Kim would stay and who he would meet, were not immediately available. The people asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the information.
Speculation intensified Tuesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was in Beijing for a surprise visit, after Japanese media reported the arrival of a special North Korean train met by an honour guard under tight security.
If was later confirmed by the media, and would mark Kim’s first overseas trip since coming to power in 2011 and signal an intriguing twist in a fast-developing diplomatic exercise that has opened the door to separate summits between Kim and the presidents of South Korea and the United States in the next few months.
A South Korean presidential office spokesperson said that the government was closely monitoring the situation, studying all possibilities and communicating closely with the countries involved, reports Efe news.
Earlier the White House had said the United States was looking forward to a potential meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Earlier this month, a South Korean delegation, led by its national security advisor, had conveyed Kim’s invitation to Trump for a meeting. The invitation was accepted by Trump, taking the world by surprise.