Kim Jong-un and Chinese president Xi Jinping held talks in Beijing

China Materials 28 March 2018 03:26 (UTC +04:00)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un told Xi Jinping he was committed to denuclearisation as he held talks with the Chinese leader during an "unofficial visit", China's state media said on Wednesday.

The North Korean leader's trip - his first journey abroad since taking power and his first reported meeting with a foreign head of state - lasted from Sunday to Wednesday, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Mr Kim held talks with Xi in Beijing, where the Chinese president hosted a banquet in the Great Hall of the People to welcome the North Korean leader and his wife Ri Sol Ju, Xinhua said.