In a meeting with the Chinese delegation, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un emphasized the need to expand relations between Pyongyang and Beijing.

Iran PressAsia: North Korea's official news agency reported on Saturday that Kim hosted Li Hongzhong, a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of China's Communist Party, who had traveled to Pyongyang with a delegation to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.

According to this report, the development of friendly cooperation to a "new level" was one of the main issues in this meeting.

Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday that Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed his readiness to cooperate with North Korea in a letter to Kim Jong Un.

The meeting took place after Chinese and Russian officials stood shoulder to shoulder with Kim on Thursday as they reviewed his newest nuclear-capable missiles and attack drones at a military parade in the capital.

The parade included North Korea's latest Hwasong-17 and Hwasong-18 intercontinental ballistic missiles, according to state news agency KCNA, which are believed to have the range to strike targets anywhere in the United States.