February 26, 2019 / 1:18 AM / 7 months ago

North Korean leader Kim arrives in Vietnam for summit with Trump

HANOI (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday for a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump after travelling from the North Korean capital by train, a Reuters witness said.

Kim’s train arrived at the station in the Vietnamese town of Dong Dang after crossing over the border from China, said the Reuters witnesses.

Vietnamese officials were on hand to receive him at the station with a red-carpet including a guard of honour and North Korean and Vietnamese flags flying.

Kim is expected leave his train in Dong Dang and travel the 170 km (105 miles) to the capital, Hanoi, by car. He is due to meet Trump in Hanoi on Wednesday and Thursday.

Trump is scheduled to arrive in Hanoi later on Tuesday.

Both Kim and Trump are also due to hold separate talks with Vietnamese leaders.

For live coverage of the summit, click: here; Reporting by Khanh Vu; Editing by Robert Birsel

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