North Korea's Kim arrives in Vietnam

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North Korea's Kim arrives in Vietnam




North Korean leader Kim Jong Un became the first leader of his isolated country to travel to Vietnam since his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, visited in 1964, when he arrived on Tuesday (February 26) for a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.


Kim's train arrived at the Vietnamese border station of Dong Dang early on Tuesday, where he disembarked to travel the 170 km (105 miles) to Hanoi by car.

Top Vietnamese officials were on hand to receive him at the station with a red-carpet including a guard of honour and numerous North Korean and Vietnamese flags decking out the station.

Kim's close aide, Kim Chang Son, who has been in Hanoi for several days preparing for the summit, was spotted at the station before Kim's arrival. His sister, who has emerged as an important aide to Kim and travelled with him from Pyongyang, was spotted getting off the train before he disembarked. (Reuters)




North Korean leader Kim Jong Un became the first leader of his isolated country to travel to Vietnam since his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, visited in 1964, when he arrived on Tuesday (February 26) for a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.


Kim's train arrived at the Vietnamese border station of Dong Dang early on Tuesday, where he disembarked to travel the 170 km (105 miles) to Hanoi by car.

Top Vietnamese officials were on hand to receive him at the station with a red-carpet including a guard of honour and numerous North Korean and Vietnamese flags decking out the station.

Kim's close aide, Kim Chang Son, who has been in Hanoi for several days preparing for the summit, was spotted at the station before Kim's arrival. His sister, who has emerged as an important aide to Kim and travelled with him from Pyongyang, was spotted getting off the train before he disembarked. (Reuters)

Shim Hyun-chul shim@koreatimes.co.kr


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