WORLD DPRK leader Kim Jong Un leaves Pyongyang for Hanoi to meet Trump

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DPRK leader Kim Jong Un leaves Pyongyang for Hanoi to meet Trump

By Mang Jiuchen | People's Daily app

09:45, February 24, 2019

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Pyongyang (People's Daily)--The leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un left Pyongyang on his train on Saturday afternoon for Hanoi of Vietnam, where he will have his second summit with US President Donald Trump on February 27-28, according to the Korean Central News Agency.

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The other officials accompanying Kim are Kim Yong Chol, Ri Su Yong, Kim Phyong Hae and O Su Yong, members of the Political Bureau and vice-chairmen of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), Ri Yong Ho, member of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and foreign minister, No Kwang Chol, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and minister of the People's Armed Forces, Kim Yo Jong, alternate member of the Political Bureau and first vice department director of the WPK Central Committee, Choe Son Hui, vice minister of Foreign Affairs, and members of the WPK Central Committee and the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, the agency reported on Sunday.

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Kim was seen off by Kim Yong Nam, Choe Ryong Hae and Pak Pong Ju, members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK, and other senior officials of the Party, government and armed forces organs. 

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(Photos: the Korean Central News Agency)

Kim will travel at least two-and-a-half days by train through China. He is expected to arrive in Vietnam on February 25, according to the Xinhua News Agency.

Before meeting with Trump, Kim will pay an official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong, Xinhua reported.

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