Kim Jong Un visits China; Experts believe summit with Trump nearing

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his fourth visit to China Tuesday and was accompanied by his wife Ri Sol Ju along with high-ranking officials on his 35th birthday. State media of both the nations reported the trip citing the move was on invitation of Chinese president Xi Jinping.

Kim’s trip to China comes two days after United States president Donald Trump announced negotiations over location for a second meeting with North Korean leader were in progress.

Meanwhile, a report emerged suggesting Vietnam’s capital Hanoi could be the next site for their summit.

A South Korean newspaper writes officials from both the nations met in Hanoi to talks over scheduling of the meeting.

Earlier Washington suggested Vietnam to be a model for North Korea.

Similarly, during a visit in July Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said North Korea replicates Vietnam’s economic miracle.

Vietnam is a communist nation and its economy is developing rapidly.

Pompeo said then, “In light of the once-unimaginable prosperity and partnership we have with Vietnam today, I have a message for Chiarman Kim Jong Un: President Trump believes your country can replicate this path.”

The meeting probably would be held soon and this is evident from Kim’s visit to China. During previous meeting too the leader made trips to China before and after meeting Trump.

Paul Linus