Top DPRK delegation arrives in China for regular diplomatic exchanges

A delegation led by senior Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) officials has arrived in Beijing for normal diplomatic exchanges, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Thursday at a press conference in Beijing.

According to the spokesperson, the DPRK delegation to Beijing consists of senior officials from International Department at the Central Committee of the Worker's Party of Korea (WPK).

A Chinese delegation led by Lu Kang, the director-general of the Information Department of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, has also left for a visit to Pyongyang. The Chinese delegation will be received by officials from the Department of Press and Information of the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs upon arrival.

Geng said that this year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the DPRK, adding the visits are part of an exchange and mechanism between the two countries with the goal of promoting regular diplomatic exchanges between the foreign affairs departments of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Worker's Party of Korea (WPK).