Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, met with Nguyen Phu Trong, general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) and president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, at the Presidential Palace on Friday afternoon.
When Supreme Leader of the Party, state and army Kim Jong Un arrived at the plaza of the Presidential Palace, he was warmly greeted by Nguyen Phu Trong.
Kim Jong Un warmly exchanged greetings with Nguyen Phu Trong and embraced him.
An official welcome ceremony took place at the plaza.
When Kim Jong Un walked past the line of cheering children together with Nguyen Phu Trong, he was presented with a bouquet by a pretty child amid the warm welcome by the children waving the national flags of the two countries.
Kim Jong Un mounted the reviewing stand together with Nguyen Phu Trong, waving to the children.
The national anthems of the two countries were solemnly played after Kim Jong Un and Nguyen Phu Trong mounted the reviewing stand.
He reviewed the honor guard of the three services of the Vietnam People’s Army together with Nguyen Phu Trong.
Kim Jong Un and Nguyen Phu Trong respectively exchanged greetings with senior party and government officials of the two countries, shaking hands with everyone.
Present there from the DPRK side were Kim Yong Chol, Ri Su Yong, Kim Phyong Hae and O Su Yong, members of the Political Bureau and vice-chairmen of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), Ri Yong Ho, member of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and foreign minister, No Kwang Chol, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and minister of the People’s Armed Forces, Kim Yo Jong, alternate member of the Political Bureau and first vice department director of the WPK Central Committee, Choe Son Hui, vice minister of Foreign Affairs, and other cadres.
On hand from the Vietnamese side were Tran Quoc Vuong, member of the Political Bureau of the CPVCC and standing secretary of its Secretariat, Pham Minh Chinh, member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the CPVCC and chairman of its Organizational Commission, Nguyen Van Binh, member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the CPVCC and chairman of its Economic Commission, Pham Binh Minh, member of the Political Bureau of the CPVCC, deputy prime minister and foreign minister, General To Lam, member of the Political Bureau of the CPVCC and minister of Public Security, Nguyen Van Nen, secretary of the CPVCC and director of its General Office, Hoang Binh Quan, chairman of the Commission for External Affairs of the CPVCC, Dao Viet Trung, director of the General Office of the Presidency, Le Hoai Trung, deputy minister of Foreign Affairs, Nguyen Duc Chung, chairman of the Hanoi City People’s Committee, Le Ba Binh, Vietnamese ambassador to the DPRK, and other party and government officials.