February 26, 2019 | 07:41 pm GMT+7

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits Hanoi embassy

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits Hanoi embassy
Hanoi police officers stand guard on streets near the North Korea Embassy of Vietnam on February 26, 2019. Photo by VnExpress/Tat Dinh

Kim Jong-un visited the North Korean embassy in Vietnam this evening and met with the staff there.

At 5 p.m., he went from the Melia Hotel in Hanoi’s Ly Thuong Kiet Street to the embassy on Cao Ba Quat Street in his Mercedes S600 Pullman Guard. The car reached the embassy in 10 minutes.

Kim left the embassy in about an hour.

North Korea leader Kim Jong-un stands in front of the North Korea Embassy of Vietnam. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in front of the North Korean embassy in Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa

Hundreds of Hanoi police are stationed on numerous streets surrounding the embassy, including Dien Bien Phu, Tran Phu and Hoang Dieu. 30 police officers are also posted in front of the embassy gate.

Kim Jong-un will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump tomorrow and the day after. He arrived in Hanoi this morning to a warm welcome at the Dong Dang Railway Station in the northern province of Lang Son. He had taken an armored train to travel nearly 4,000km from Pyongyang, through China.

Trump is expected to arrive in the capital tonight.

The two-day Trump-Kim summit is expected to discuss ways to improve bilateral relationship and establishing long-term peace on the Korean Peninsula, including denuclearization and returning the remains of fallen soldiers during the Korean War.

Staff reporters