Photos: Top Vietnamese leader hosts welcome ceremony for DPRK leader Kim Jong un
14:50 | 01/03/2019
VGP - Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a welcome ceremony for and held talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong un in Ha Noi on Friday afternoon.

The welcome ceremony and the talks took place at the Presidential Palace in the capital city.

The DPRK leader is on two-day official friendly visit to Viet Nam after he attended the second summit with US President Donald Trump on February 27-28.

This is the first visit of a top DPRK leader to Viet Nam after 55 years.

Inside the talks room

The DPRK side

The Vietnamese side

The two leaders shake hands before their talks

The Presidential Palace is a three-storey structure located on the north of President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

The two leaders hold talks after the welcome ceremony

The pair inspect the Guard of Honor

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong invites the DPRK leader to inspect the Guard of Honor

The official welcome ceremony starts at 3:30pm

They wave hands at Hanoian pupils who wave Viet Nam and the DPRK flags to welcome the DPRK leader

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong welcomes the DPRK leader Kim Jong un

The DPRK leader is one way to the Presidential Palace

They wave national flags of Viet Nam and the DPRK

Vietnamese people stand at at roadside to welcome the DPRK leader Kim Jong un

Guard of Honor at the Presidential Palace

Police force is ready to lead the escort delegation from Melia hotel to the Presidential Palace

National flags of Viet Nam and the DPRK flying at the Presidential Palace

The Presidential Palace in Ha Noi

By Ngoc Van

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