Xi had three meetings with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, playing a constructive role in persuading Kim to return to dialogue. Kim also held historic meetings with Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on peace and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in the border village of Panmunjom. A joint Panmunjom Declaration was issued after the Kim-Moon meeting, confirming their common goal of complete denuclearization of the peninsula.
Days later, news leaked form Turkish authority said that Khashoggi had been killed inside the consulate and hinted that the Saudi royal family was behind the murder. The event attracted world concern. Saudi authorities admitted the involvement of officials in the killing but denied its connection with the royal family.