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North Korea leader Kim Jong Un leaves Vietnam after 4-day stay

Updated at Saturday, 02 Mar 2019, 16:08
The Hanoitimes - Kim boarded his private armored train going through China to ride back home after four days staying in Vietnam.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in early afternoon March 2 left Vietnam’s Dong Dang border station, ending a trip to Vietnam for a summit with US President Donald Trump and official visit to Hanoi.
 
The train waiting for him to be back. Photo: VNS
The train waiting for him to be back. Photo: VNS
Kim, smiling and holding up his hands, boarded his private train at the Vietnam-China border to ride back home on an armored train that will take 60 hours. 
Vietnamese senior officials including Politburo member and Head of the party’s Commission for Propaganda Vo Van Thuong, Minister and Head of the Government’s Office Mai Tien Dung, and Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung saw Kim off at the station.
 
Kim waves people seeing in him, including Vietnamese senior officials. Photo: Zing
Kim waves people seeing in him, including Vietnamese senior officials. Photo: Zing
At the border, Kim got out of his armored limousine and clasped his hands, waving to a crowd of people cheering his departure. 
 
Kim lays the wreaths at a memorial in Hanoi. Photo: VCG
Kim lays the wreaths at a memorial in Hanoi. Photo: VCG
In the two-day visit to Vietnam, Kim spent his last day in Hanoi laying large red-and-yellow wreaths at a war memorial and at the mausoleum of national hero Ho Chi Minh, surrounded by Vietnamese soldiers in crisp white uniforms and his own entourage of top North Korean officials. 
 
Kim Jong Un's path by train. Photo: AP
Kim Jong Un's path by train. Photo: CGTN
On the first day, he met with President Nguyen Phu Trong, the country’s top leader. The two sides agreed to facilitate high-level visits, and expand the exchange of all-level delegations via the party, state and mass organization channels.

He also met with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and top legislator Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on the same day.
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