Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un and his entourage have arrived at Melia Hanoi Hotel after two and a half hours moving from Dong Dang Station in the northern border province of Lang Son.
The DPRK Chairman left Pyongyang on February 23 afternoon on a special train for Vietnam where he will attend the second DPRK-USA Summit on February 27 and 28. He will also pay an official friendship visit to Vietnam at the invitation of General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) and President Nguyen Phu Trong. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) had previously reported that the DPRK Chairman has been accompanied by senior DPRK officials, including his younger sister Kim Yo-jong, alternate member of the Political Bureau and Deputy Director of the WPK Central Committee's Propaganda and Agitation Department, and Vice Chairman of the WPK Central Committee Kim Yong-chol. Juts after a short time, Vietnam has completed all necessary preparations for the important event. Through the hosting of the summit, Hanoi wants to deliver a message of the "City for Peace" to the international community. The DPRK-USA Hanoi Summit Vietnam is an international event that has drawn much attention from the world as it directly related to peace building in the region and there have been positive signals in the negotiation process since the first summit in Singapore in June 2018.
Vietnam and the DPRK officially established diplomatic relations on January 31, 1950. Since then, Vietnam has always treasured the traditional friendship and cooperation with the DPRK.