There were talks between Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and President Nguyen Phu Trong at the Presidential Palace on Friday.

Present there from the DPRK side were Kim Yong Chol, Ri Su Yong, Ri Yong Ho and No Kwang Chol and from the Vietnamese side were Tran Quoc Vuong, Pham Minh Chinh, Nguyen Van Binh, Pham Binh Minh, To Lam, Nguyen Van Nen, Hoang Binh Quan and Dao Viet Trung.

At the talks the two sides informed each other of the political and economic situations of their countries and exchanged their opinions on the issue of further expanding and developing the friendly and cooperative relations between the two parties and the two countries in various fields as required by the new era and other issues of mutual concern.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un said that he was very glad to meet General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and get acquainted with Vietnamese comrades during his first visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, expressing heartfelt thanks to the Vietnamese party, government and people for their hearty greeting and cordial reception.

Noting that it is the consistent stand of the WPK and the state of the DPRK to carry forward the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries and the two parties forged in blood generation after generation, true to the intentions of the preceding leaders, Kim Jong Un called for conducting active exchanges of party- and government-level delegations, putting on a regular basis and developing onto a fresh high level the bilateral cooperation and exchange in all sectors like economy, science and technology, defense, sports, culture and arts and media.

He sincerely hoped that the Vietnamese people would achieve bigger successes in the struggle for attaining the “goals for rich people and a prosperous, democratic, fair and civilized state” under the uplifted banner of socialism, united close around the Communist Party of Vietnam led by General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.

Kim Jong Un expressed thanks to the party and the government of Vietnam for rendering active and sincere support and great help for the successful second DPRK-U.S. summit and talks.

Warmly welcoming Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea Kim Jong Un‘s visit to Vietnam on behalf of the party, state and people of Vietnam, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said that Kim Jong Un‘s visit marked a milestone in developing the relations between the two parties and the two countries.

Saying that the friendly and cooperative relations between Vietnam and the DPRK are the traditional ones personally provided and nurtured by President Ho Chi Minh and President Kim Il Sung, Nguyen Phu Trong said that the party, government and people of Vietnam never forget but are always thankful to the DPRK for providing great support and encouragement to Vietnam in its struggle for independence and national liberation. He added that it is the fixed stand of the party and the government of Vietnam to always attach importance to the bilateral relations and further boost the relations between the two parties and the two countries in the interests of the peoples of the two countries and for regional peace and stability.

He expressed the belief that the Korean people would register great successes in the socialist construction, country’s development and improvement of the people’s living standards under the leadership of the Workers’ Party of Korea led by Chairman Kim Jong Un.

Noting that it was an expression of trust existing between the two countries that Hanoi was chosen as the venue for the second DPRK-U.S. summit, Nguyen Phu Trong highly appreciated the constructive and active stands of the DPRK and the U.S. manifested at the talks.

The talks proceeded in a comradely, candid and friendly atmosphere.