Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea on a state visit this week, AP reported referring to Chinese local media.

He is scheduled to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. This will be the first visit of the Chinese leader to Pyongyang over the past 14 years.

The official Korean North Korean News Agency also announced the visit, but did not provide any details.

According to CCTV, the visit coincides with the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and North Korea. According to the source, the leaders are expected to exchange views on the situation on the Korean Peninsula.