North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Vietnam in his heavily armored train ahead of the two day summit with the United States President Donald Trump in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi.
This will be the second summit between the two leaders, they last met in June last year in Singapore.
Kim Jong Un spent two and a half days covering 2800 miles, he received a red carpet welcome at 8:15 am today at the Dong Dong railway station in Vietnam’s Lang Song province.
Kim waved and greeted the Vietnam guards before getting into his Mercedes. His bodyguards ran alongside his car as it pulled away.
There was heavy security at the station army and sniffer dogs patrolling. Camera men gathered outside in anticipation of the arrival.
Kim’s motorcade drove 100 miles to Hanoi by road, the normal traffic on the route was closed.
When Kim arrived in Singapore last year, he hired a Chinese plane to travel. This time Kim seemed to have a logistics issues.
Kim left Pyongyang on Saturday afternoon, crossed over into China and entered Vietnam only on Tuesday.
The North Korean dictator was accompanied by his lead negotiator in nuclear talks Kim Yong Chol, his sister Kim Yo Jong, and various other high-ranking officials.
Trump’s Air Force One is scheduled to arrive in Hanoi on Tuesday night local time.