A grand ceremony took place at the Great Hall of the People on March 26 to welcome Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and his wife Ri Sol Ju who are paying an unofficial visit to the People’s Republic of China.

When respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, together with his wife arrived at the Great Hall of the People, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, president of the PRC and chairman of the Central Military Commission, and his wife Peng Liyuan warmly greeted them.

Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping shook hands with each other.

Xi Jinping warmly welcomed Kim Jong Un‘s maiden foreign visit to China.

Kim Jong Un expressed deep thanks for Xi Jinping’s warm care and hospitality for his visit.

Kim Jong Un and Ri Sol Ju had a photo session with Xi Jinping and Peng Liyuan.

Kim Jong Un exchanged greetings with the Chinese party and government officials, shaking hands with them one by one at Beidating.

When Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping stood on the platform, the national anthems of the two countries were played.

Kim Jong Un received a salute from the chief of the guard of honor of the three services of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (CPLA).

He reviewed the guard of honor of the CPLA three services, conducted by Xi Jinping.