The Korean Central News Agency confirmed on the 24th that North Korea's top leader Kim Jong-un's special train had left Pyongyang to Hanoi on the afternoon of the 23rd. As of the morning of this newspaper's release, the North Korean government has not updated Kim Jong-un's itinerary. According to Korean media reports, Kim Jong-un's special train opened at Tianjin Station around 1 pm on the 24th, and from Vietnam, the Vietnamese border city Tongdeng Railway Station has been decorated with new guests. At the first Golden Conference, Kim Jong-un, who flew to Singapore by Chinese passenger plane, chose to take the train to Hanoi, which caused widespread interest. Some analysts believe that Kim Jong-un has penetrated the Chinese mainland through a special train, highlighting the relationship between China and the DPRK, and some media believe that Kim Jong-un, who is determined to develop the economy, wants to see the development status of China and Vietnam.
The source told Reuters on the 23rd that Kim Jong-un's train is expected to be docked in the Vietnamese border city, and then traveled by car to a summit road in Hanoi, a 170-kilometer road. The road will be closed on Monday and Tuesday. On the 23rd, AFP reporters saw that Vietnamese soldiers were covered along the 170-kilometer road from Tongdeng to Hanoi. According to the Global Times reporter in Vietnam, the Vietnamese side has already renovated the Tongdeng Railway Station. The isolation guardrail is arranged outside the railway station, and a lot of potted flowers are placed. Some soldiers and police also arrived at the station one after another. On the morning of the 24th, the Vietnamese army sent an engineering detachment to inspect explosives along the road from Tongdeng Railway Station to Hanoi. According to a person familiar with the matter, Kim Jong-un is likely to visit Beining, an industrial city in northern Vietnam, and Ha Long, a tourist city, before arriving in Hanoi.
On the morning of the 24th, a North Korean transport plane bearing the P-914 logo landed at Hanoi International Airport. A batch of equipment was unloaded from the aircraft, including two black Toyota Land Cruiser vehicles with unmounted license plates. According to the Vietnam News Network, the number of North Korean security personnel who arrived in Hanoi on the plane may reach 100. They then took the bus from the airport to the Melia Hotel in downtown Hanoi.
The residents of Hanoi who live near the Noi Bai International Airport told the Global Times that in recent days, the US C-17 transport aircraft can often be seen taking off and landing at the airport. It is believed to be the material that will be used during the summit in the United States. According to the Vietnam Net, the Noi Bai International Airport has comprehensively upgraded the security level since the 20th, and passenger luggage and personal belongings may be randomly checked out. The public security department of Hanoi also put forward some requirements for residents near the airport, such as closing the windows facing the main road on the second floor and not taking pictures when the team passes. According to informed sources, Trump's special plane will land at Noi Bai International Airport on the afternoon of the 26th.
The source said that the location of the US-DPRK summit may be the Sofitel Legend Hotel or the government guesthouse in the center of Hanoi. The hotel where Kim Jong-un is staying may be the Melia Hotel. The hotel where Trump stays may be the JW Marriott Hotel. .
According to Vietnamese media reports, on the afternoon of the 23rd, the International Press Center for the second Gent will cut the ribbon in Hanoi. The center will serve 3,000 domestic and foreign journalists covering the meeting. Earlier, Vietnamese Prime Minister Qi Chunfu said that this is an important international event and an important opportunity for Vietnam to enhance its international image.