Chairman of the Workers’ Party and the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un left Hà Nội on March 2 morning, concluding his official friendship visit to Việt Nam and his stay to attend the DPRK-USA Hanoi Summit Việt Nam.
Earlier on the same day, Chairman Kim paid tribute to late Vietnamese President Hồ Chí Minh at his mausoleum and laid a wreath at the Monument to Heroic Martyrs.
He is scheduled to leave Việt Nam on train at Đồng Đăng station in the northern mountainous province of Lạng Sơn to return home.
Kim held the second summit with US President Donald Trump on February 27-28, during which a number of issues were discussed, but no deal was reached.
Tthe Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on March 2 that Chairman of the Workers’ Party and the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un voiced his hope to intensify cooperation with Việt Nam in all fields and lift bilateral relations to a new height.
KCNA run an article about Kim’s official visit to Việt Namfrom March 1-2 right after his second summit with US President Donald Trump in Hà Nội.
The agency cited Kim as saying that through productive meetings between the two Parties and States, the DPRK and Việt Nam should normalise bilateral collaboration and exchanges in all aspects, from economy, science and technology, defence, sports, culture and arts, to advertisement and communications, and at the same time upgrade the relationship to a new height.
On March 1, the DPRK leader held talks with General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Central Committee and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng at the Presidential Palace in the Vietnamese capital city. He also had meetings with Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân.
Kim is the first DPRK leader who has paid an official visit to Việt Nam after 55 years. Earlier, the founder of the DPRK Kim Il Sung visited Việt Nam in 1958 and 1964.