Earlier, media reported that Kim Jong-un was paying a visit to China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping from Monday through Thursday. This is the fourth visit by the North Korean leader to China in less than a year. The previous visits were on March 25-28, May 7-8 and June 19-20 last year.
Other members of the high-level North Korean delegation include the country's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho and People's Armed Forces Minister No Kwang-chol, the KCNA noted.
On Tuesday, the North Korean leader is celebrating his 36th birthday.