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North Korean leader Kim arrives in Vietnam for summit with Trump

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 08:57 GMT+7
North Korean leader Kim arrives in Vietnam for summit with Trump
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un leaves his train after arriving at Dong Dang Railway Station, Vietnam, at the border with China, February 26, 2019. Photo: Viet Dung / Tuoi Tre

HANOI - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday for a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump after traveling from the North Korean capital by train, a Reuters witness said.

Kim’s train arrived at the station in the Vietnamese town of Dong Dang after crossing over the border from China, said the Reuters witness.

Vietnamese officials were on hand to receive him at the station with a red-carpet including a guard of honor and North Korean and Vietnamese flags flying.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives at Dong Dang Railway Station, northern Vietnam, at the border with China, February 26, 2019. Video: Global News

Kim is expected leave his train in Dong Dang and travel the 170 km (105 miles) to the capital, Hanoi, by car. He is due to meet Trump in Hanoi on Wednesday and Thursday.

Trump is scheduled to arrive in Hanoi later on Tuesday.

Both Kim and Trump are also due to hold separate talks with Vietnamese leaders.

A special train carrying North Korean leader's #KimJongUn arrives at Dong Dang Railway Station in Lang Son Province, Vietnam, February 26, 2019. Video: N. Quang / Tuoi Tre

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un waves as he arrives at the Dong Dang railway station, Vietnam, at the border with China, February 26, 2019. Photo: Reuters
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves as he arrives at Dong Dang Railway Station, Vietnam, at the border with China, February 26, 2019. Photo: Reuters
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un waves as he arrives at the Dong Dang railway station, Vietnam, at the border with China, February 26, 2019. Photo: Reuters
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves as he arrives at Dong Dang Railway Station, Vietnam, at the border with China, February 26, 2019. Photo: Reuters
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un enters his vehicle after arriving at the Dong Dang railway station, northern Vietnam, at the border with China, February 26, 2019.  Photo: Viet Dung / Tuoi Tre
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un enters his vehicle after arriving at Dong Dang Railway Station, northern Vietnam, at the border with China, February 26, 2019. Photo: Viet Dung / Tuoi Tre
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un waves from his vehicle after arriving at the Dong Dang railway station, northern Vietnam, at the border with China, February 26, 2019.  Photo: Viet Dung / Tuoi Tre
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves from his vehicle after arriving at Dong Dang Railway Station, northern Vietnam, at the border with China, February 26, 2019. Photo: Viet Dung / Tuoi Tre
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un waves from his vehicle after arriving at the Dong Dang railway station, northern Vietnam, at the border with China, February 26, 2019.  Photo: Viet Dung / Tuoi Tre
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves from his vehicle after arriving at Dong Dang Railway Station, northern Vietnam, at the border with China, February 26, 2019. Photo: Viet Dung / Tuoi Tre

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