BEIJING, Sept. 9 (Yonhap) -- A high-ranking Chinese official who is currently in Pyongyang, North Korea, to attend a national ceremony conveyed Chinese President Xi Jinping's personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday, a Chinese news report said.

Li Zhanshu, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China, gave the letter to Kim in a meeting with him on Sunday on the occasion of his attendance at the North Korean military parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the country's founding, according to China Central Television (CCTV).

Li traveled to North Korea as a special envoy of President Xi.

In the meeting, Li reiterated China's commitment to a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula, according to the report.

"(China) hopes North Korea and the United States will implement their common understanding (made) in their bilateral summit and keep to the good trend of peace and dialogue," the Chinese official also said, adding that China wants to play a "constructive role" in resolving Korean Peninsula issues politically together with other concerned nations.

Source: Yonhap News Agency