In this image grab made from video provided by Korea Broadcasting System (KBS), DPRK leader Kim Jong-un speaks during a joint press conference with ROK President Moon Jae-in (not in frame) in Pyongyang, DPRK, Sept 19, 2018. Kim on Jan 31, 2019 met the members of the country's friendship art delegation, official media reported on Feb 1, 2019. (KOREA BROADCASTING SYSTEM / AP)
PYONGYANG - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea's top leader Kim Jong-un on Thursday met the members of the country's friendship art delegation, who were returning from China, the official media reported on Friday.
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Kim met the delegation at the office building of the Party Central Committee and appreciated its wonderful performances reflecting the true intention and sincerity of the DPRK's Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and the Korean people, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.
Kim expressed satisfaction with the artists' performances in China, and thanked them for making contributions in strengthening the cultural bonds between DPRK and China, said KCNA.
The KCNA said the DPRK friendship art delegation returned to Pyongyang on Thursday afternoon.
Led by Ri Su Yong, member of the Political Bureau and vice-chairman of the WPK Central Committee, the delegation arrived in Beijing on Jan 24 and staged performances at the State Grand Theatre in Beijing on Jan 26-28.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese president, and his wife Peng Liyuan met with Ri and watched a performance by the delegation on Jan 27.
The DPRK friendship art delegation visited China at the invitation of the International Liaison Department of the CPC Central Committee.
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