This has become Kim Jong-un’s first ever overseas trip since he took office in 2011.

The meeting with Xi Jinping is the first in the series of meetings that Mr Kim is expected to attend.

In April, the North Korean leader is expected to meet with his South Korean counterpart – Moon Jae-in.

He is also due to meet with US President Donald Trump in May.

Radio Sputnik discussed the significance of Kim Jong-un's visit to China with Tom McGregor, political analyst and Asia-Pacific Commentator at China’s national TV broadcaster – CNTV.

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