North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un left on train Saturday for the Vietnam summit with President Donald Trump.
Russian Tass News reported.
The meetings are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.
Yonhap has a nice map of #NorthKorea leader Kim Jong Un’s expected travel path via train.
For non-Korean speakers, map below says he’d cross into #China via Dandong, then the route takes him to Shenyang, Beijing, Zhengzhou, Changsha, Guangzhou, Nanning and then into #Vietnam. pic.twitter.com/gbwRtOpJr3
— Vincent Lee (@Rover829) February 20, 2019
Japanese TV reportedly has video of Kim Jong-un debarking the train in Dandong, China.
Kim Jong Un was definitely on that train – Japanese media has video of Kim disembarking at Dandong. https://t.co/m3P095Ng36 pic.twitter.com/fELa3DudJP
— James Pearson (@pearswick) February 23, 2019
North Korean armored enters China while Vietnam awaits Kim Jong Un #donaldtrump https://t.co/X0RFPximil pic.twitter.com/SKPWiqrsHJ
— NewsInn (@NewsInnOfficial) February 23, 2019
The New York Times reported:
North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, left the country’s capital by train on Saturday, according to the Russian news agency Tass, starting a journey across China to his planned summit meeting with President Trump in Vietnam in the coming week.
An armored train carrying Mr. Kim left the station at 5 p.m. local time, Tass reported from Pyongyang, the capital, quoting an unnamed diplomatic source.
The North Korean leader will cover 2,800 miles over the next few days, passing through industrial cities in southern China and northern Vietnam before he reaches Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital, in time for his meetings with Mr. Trump on Wednesday and Thursday.
Earlier Saturday, the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry announced that Mr. Kim would make an official visit to Vietnam in the “coming days.”