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DPRK leader hopes for improved relations with Vietnam in all fields: KCNA

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 Vietnam in all fields and lift bilateral relations to a new height, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on March 2.

KCNA run an article about Kim’s official visit to Vietnam from March 1-2 right after his second summit with US President Donald Trump in Hanoi.

The agency cited Kim as saying that through productive meetings between the two Parties and States, the DPRK and Vietnam 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 Vietnam Central Committee and President Nguyen Phu Trong at the Presidential Palace in the Vietnamese capital city. He also had meetings with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

Kim is the first DPRK leader who has paid an official visit to Vietnam after 55 years. Earlier, the founder of the DPRK Kim Il-sung visited Vietnam in 1958 and 1964.-VNA/VNP