Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy will visit North Korea on Friday according to the reports from Beijing-based Xinhua News Agency and North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency.
The envoy, Song Tao , is currently head of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee's International Department.
Xinhua reports that he will inform Pyongyang about the 19th Party Congress that took place in mid-October.
China usually sends special envoys to communist states immediately after concluding the Party Congress, but this year, Beijing sent an envoy to only Vietnam and Laos, excluding North Korea.
As the envoy's visit to Pyongyang comes after U.S. President Trump's visit to China, diplomatic sources in Beijing say, China may go for an in-depth discussion with the regime on its nuclear and missile development.