Alexa Kim’s train departs Vietnam for China 

Dhaka, Friday   06 December 2019

Kim’s train departs Vietnam for China 

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 12:27 PM, 2 March 2019  



North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has departed Vietnam for China on Saturday, following his summit with US President Donald Trump in Hanoi this week.

A train carrying the North Korean leader left the northern border station of Dong Dang, which slowly pulled out at the start of a 4,000 kilometre (2,500 miles) journey back to Pyongyang through China.  

Earlier, Kim attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the Monument to War Heroes and Martyrs in Hanoi. He visited a memorial to Vietnamese revolutionary hero Ho Chi Minh after meeting the country's president and prime minister.  

The leader reportedly bowed his head for a minute to honour Ho Chi Minh, who received aid from North Korea during the Vietnam War. 

Kim is the first North Korean leader to visit the country since 1964 when his grandfather Kim Il-sung journeyed to the nation.