04/03/2019 07:01 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Historic milestone in Vietnam-DPRK relations

The official friendship visit to Vietnam of Chairman of the Workers’ Party and the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un from March 1-2 has set a historic milestone in the history of the two parties and countries.
Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong on March 1 hosted a welcoming ceremony for DPRK Chairman Kim Jong-un at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, the highest formal recognition for a head of state.

The welcoming ceremony was followed by talks between the two leaders, where Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong welcomed DPRK Chairman Kim Jong-un to Vietnam.

Congratulating the DPRK people on their great achievements in national development, the Vietnamese leader believed that under the leadership of the Workers’ Party of the DPRK, they will reap even greater achievements in socialism building.
 

Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong and DPRK Chairman Kim Jong-un
review the Honor Guard of the Vietnam People’s Army. Photo: Van Diep / VNA



Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong introduces to DPRK Chairman Kim Jong-un
members of the Vietnamese delegation at the welcoming ceremony. Photo: Tri Dung / VNA



The Vietnamese top leader shakes hands with members of the DPRK delegation. Photo: Tri Dung / VNA


Hanoi children welcome the DPRK leader at the ceremony. Photo: Tri Dung / VNA


The DPRK Chairman receives a warm welcome from Hanoians. Photo: Phuong Hoa  / VNA


The two leaders before their talks. Photo: Tri Dung / VNA


The Vietnamese top leader holds talks with the DPRK Chairman. Photo: Tri Dung / VNA


They present gifts to each other. Photo: Tri Dung / VNA


The Vietnamese top leader hosts a banquet for Chairman Kim during his official friendship visit to Vietnam. Photo: Tri Dung / VNA


Chairman Kim plays dan bau, a Vietnamese monochord, at the banquet. Photo: Tri Dung / VNA

The Vietnamese top leader stated that Vietnam wants to further intensify ties between the two parties and countries for the benefit of the two peoples, contributing to peace, stability, cooperation, and development in the region and the world.

During his visit, the DPRK leader also met with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, and visited a photo exhibition on Vietnam-DPRK relations held by the Vietnam News Agency.

In his meeting with the DPRK Chairman, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed that Vietnam consistently supports a Korean peninsula of peace, stability, cooperation and development. He hailed the efforts of the DPRK and the US at the second DPRK-USA Summit.


During his visit, the DPRK chairman meets Prime Minster Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the Government Office. Photo: Lam Khanh / VNA


Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his guest.  Photo:  VNA


Children welcome Chairman Kim at the Government Office. Photo: Thong Nhat / VNA


The meeting between the two leaders. Photo: VNA


National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has a meeting with the DPRK leader. Photo: Trong Duc / VNA


The meeting between National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan
and her DPRK guest. Photo: Trong Duc / VNA



Prime Minister Phuc introduces to Chairman Kim photos of the relations between
the two countries taken by Vietnam News Agency reporters. Photo: Thong Nhat / VNA



Chairman Kim Jong-un lays a wreath at the Monument to Heroic Martyrs on Bac Son street in Hanoi. Photo: Thanh Dat / VNP


Before leaving Hanoi for Lang Son, the DPRK leader pays tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum.
Photo: Van Diep / VNA



The armored train carrying Chairman Kim Jong-un departs from Dong Dang station in Lang Son.
Photo: Nhan Sang / VNA
Visiting the photo exhibition on Vietnam-DPRK relations, Chairman Kim Jong-un was touched by a photo showing President Ho Chi Minh and Prime Minister Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang during the former’s first visit to the DPRK, saying this photo is of great value.

Vietnam-DPRK two-way trade reached 8 million US dollars in 2014 and 11.6 million US dollars in 2015. Vietnam exported to the DPRK a value of 2.99 million US dollars in 2016; 7.322 million US dollars in 2017; and 497,000 US dollars in the first nine months of 2018.  

 
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