BEIJING (AP) — A top North Korean envoy delivered a letter from leader Kim Jong Un to Chinese President Xi Jinping today as part of efforts to mend fences after Pyongyang angered Beijing with recent snubs and moves to develop its nuclear program.

The official China News Service said North Korean Vice Marshal Choe Ryong Hae delivered the handwritten letter from Kim to Xi at an afternoon meeting at the Great Hall of the People in central Beijing. It gave no details about the letter’s contents.

The meeting followed an unusual half-year gap in highlevel contacts.

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