First ladies Melania Trump and Peng Liyuan toured middle school in West Palm Beach

Melania Trump and Peng Liyuan toured Bak Middle School of the Arts on Friday Photo: AFP/Getty Images

First Lady Melania Trump and Peng Liyuan, the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping toured Bak Middle School of the Arts on Friday.

The school is  in West Palm Beach, Florida which is just 10 miles away from Mar-a-Lago.

The students displayed posters about international conflicts including the Cuban missile crisis, the Korean War and World War II.

At the Bak Middle School of the Arts, Peng visited different classrooms, watched performances by students and talked with them. She also joined a class about politics and economics, answered a question from a student reporter about her connection with arts, and was presented with a student's painting as souvenir.

Noting that China and the United States should enhance communication and cooperation in the area of arts, Peng said she hopes that teachers and students of the Bak Middle School of the Arts will make greater contribution in strengthening bilateral ties and friendship through education and arts.

The visit was supposed to be a closely held secret. All that students and teachers at Bak Middle School of the Arts knew was that VIPs would be on campus Friday morning.

They spent slightly less than an hour on campus at the public arts school in northern West Palm Beach.

Madam Peng has been China's first lady since Xi became president in 2013, while Melania Trump became the first lady of America in January this year.

The first ladies viewed posters made by seventh-graders about international conflicts Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Melania Trump and Peng Liyuan toured the middle school with teachers Photo: AP

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