Major newspapers in Japan on March 1 highlighted Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong-un’s official friendship visit to Vietnam.
|Vietnamese Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong (right) and DPRK leader Kim Jong-un__Photo: VNA|
The official website of NHK, Japan’s largest broadcasting corporation, ran an article entitled “Chairman Kim Jong-un: First official visit after the DPRK-USA summit in Vietnam”, reporting on the Vietnam visit by the DPRK leader with an official welcome ceremony taking place at the Presidential Palace in downtown Hanoi.
According to NHK, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and President Nguyen Phu Trong said the visit is of great historical significance while the DPRK leader expressed his thanks for Vietnam’s wholehearted support for the DPRK during the summit.
An article by Nikkei Asia Review analyzed the Vietnam-DPRK relations after the Hanoi summit. It wrote that Kim turns to the friendship with Vietnam and thanked the Vietnamese government for hosting the second summit between the US and the DPRK.
Within the framework of his two-day official friendship visit to Vietnam on March 1-2, the DPRK leader held talks with General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and President Nguyen Phu Trong and had meetings with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
Kim is the first DPRK leader who has paid an official visit to Vietnam after 55 years. Earlier, the founder of the DPRK Kim Il-sung visited Vietnam in 1958 and 1964.- (VNA/VLLF)