International Desk: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived for a two-day visit in China, where he is expected to discuss with Chinese leaders his next steps after his summit with US President Donald Trump.
Kim's visit beginning on Tuesday is the third trip he made to China in three months, and comes exactly a week after his landmark meeting with the US leader in Singapore on June 12. He visited the city of Dalian in May and Beijing in March.
Trump agreed to work with Kim towards complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, committed to provide the North's regime with security guarantees and pledged to end "war games", which Pyongyang and Beijing have long seen as provocative.
On Tuesday South Korea and the Pentagon announced they would halt the annual Freedom Guardian military drill scheduled for August.
In an unusual move, Chinese state media announced Kim's visit and said he would stay for two days. Previously China would only confirm Kim had visited after he had left the country. No other details were provided.
risingbd/Dhaka/June 19, 2018/A K Azad