List of international trips made by Kim Jong-un

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Kim shaking hands with US President Donald Trump at the 2018 North Korea–United States summit
Kim with South Korean President Moon Jae-in being escorted by a South Korean traditional honor guard at the DMZ in April 2018

The following is a list of international trips made by Kim Jong-un during his tenure as Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission and Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea. He has made six foreign trips to four countries since he took office as Supreme Leader of North Korea in 2011. His first international state visit was to China in March 2018.

The number of visits per country where he traveled are:

Summary of official trips[edit]

2018[edit]

Date(s) Country Locations Leaders met Details Image
1 March 25–28, 2018 China China Beijing China General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Xi Jinping First trip outside of North Korean territory since taking power in 2011. Xi Jinping is the first international leader to meet Kim Jong-un. Classified as an Official state visit.[1] Met with China's paramount leader Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang, International Liaison Director Song Tao, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and members of the Communist Party Politburo.[2]
2 April 27, 2018 South Korea South Korea Peace House, Panmunjom, Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) South Korea South Korean President Moon Jae-in Met with President Moon Jae-in.[3][4] 2018 inter-Korean summit 01.jpg
3 May 7–8, 2018 China China Dalian China General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Xi Jinping Working visit.[5][6] Second meeting with China's paramount leader Xi Jinping within the span of 40 days.[7]
4 June 10–12, 2018 Singapore Singapore Central Area,
Sentosa Island

Singapore Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
United States United States President Donald Trump

Held a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Met with US President Donald Trump.[8][9][10][11] Trump-Kim meeting in Capella Hotel (3).jpg
5 June 19–20, 2018 China China Beijing China General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Xi Jinping Third meeting with China's paramount leader Xi Jinping.[12][13]

2019[edit]

Date(s) Country Locations Leaders met Details Image
6 January 7–10, 2019  China Beijing China General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Xi Jinping Fourth meeting with China's paramount leader Xi Jinping
7 February 26–March 2, 2019 Vietnam Vietnam Lang Son,
Hanoi

Vietnam Communist Party of Vietnam General Secretary, Vietnamese President Nguyễn Phú Trọng
Vietnam Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc
Vietnam Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Vietnam Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân
United States United States President Donald Trump[14][15]

Met with US President Donald Trump.

Official Visit. Kim Jong Un stayed in Vietnam after the Trump summit to pay an official goodwill visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. [16] Held a bilateral meeting with Communist Party of Vietnam General Secretary, Vietnamese President Nguyễn Phú Trọng. Met Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Vietnam Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân.

Chairman Kim also visited Chairman Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Vietnam War Memorial, Hanoi.

President Trump's Trip to Vietnam (33352861498).jpg

Potential future trips[edit]

Date(s) Country Locations Leaders meeting Details
TBA South Korea South Korea Seoul South Korea South Korean President Moon Jae-in Official visit. During the September 2018 inter-Korean summit, Kim & Moon announced Kim would visit Seoul by the end of the year.[17] Following the summit's conclusion, it was reported from South Korea’s Yonhap news agency that the visit would happen in December 2018.[18] As of March 2019 there are no preparations.[19]
April 12 Russia Russia Moscow

Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin

Official visit[20][21]
TBA Mongolia Mongolia Ulaanbaatar TBA President Khaltmaagiin Battulga sent a letter to Kim Jong-un, congratulating him on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of formal Mongolia–North Korea relations. In the letter, he invited Kim to visit Ulaanbaatar.[22]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kim Jong Un Visits China In First Known Departure From North Korea Since 2011". Npr.org.
  2. ^ Jun, Hyun-suk (March 29, 2018). "China Rolls out Red Carpet for Kim Jong-un". The Chosun Ilbo. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  3. ^ "Kim Jong-un Invites South Korean Leader to North for Summit Meeting". Mobile.nytimes.com.
  4. ^ "Behind-the-scenes stories of 2018 inter-Korea summit unveiled". Straitstimes.com. 30 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Kim's Second Surprise Visit to China Heightens Diplomatic Drama". Mobile.nytimes.com.
  6. ^ Haas, Benjamin (8 May 2018). "Kim Jong-un meets Xi Jinping in second surprise visit to China". Amp.theguardian.com.
  7. ^ ZX (May 8, 2018). "Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un hold talks in Dalian". Xinhua. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  8. ^ More articles by Zuraidah Ibrahim. "Kim Jong-un due to arrive in Singapore on Sunday afternoon as city state ramps up security | South China Morning Post". M.scmp.com. Retrieved 2018-06-12.
  9. ^ "Kim Jong Un meets PM Lee ahead of Trump-Kim summit". Channelnewsasia.com.
  10. ^ "Trump and Kim Jong Un arrive in Singapore for historic summit". Washingtonpost.com.
  11. ^ "Trump meets Kim in Singapore and predicts 'terrific relationship'". Politico.com.
  12. ^ "朝鲜领导人金正恩6月19日至20日对中国进行访问" [North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited China from June 19th to 20th]. 163.com (in Chinese). 19 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  13. ^ 李, 忠发 (19 June 2018). "习近平举行仪式欢迎金正恩访华" [Xi Jinping holds ceremony welcoming Kim Jong-un to China]. Thepaper.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  14. ^ Ankit, Panda (2018-09-11). "A Second Trump-Kim Summit Looks Likelier Than Ever". thediplomat. Retrieved 2018-09-28.
  15. ^ Zhenhua, Lu (2018-09-26). "Second summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un may be held 'after October'". scmp.com. Retrieved 2018-09-28.
  16. ^ [1][dead link]
  17. ^ Shin, Hyonhee; Kim, Soyoung. "North Korea's Kim agree to inspections in bid to salvage nuclear talks". Reuters. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  18. ^ [2][dead link]
  19. ^ [3]
  20. ^ "Putin reportedly invited North Korea's Kim Jong Un to visit Russia in September". Cnbc.com. 4 June 2018.
  21. ^ https://www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2019/03/russia-confirms-north-korean-leader-kim-jong-visit-moscow-190304114359253.html
  22. ^ Zwirko, Colin (15 October 2018). "Mongolian President invites Kim Jong Un to Ulaanbaatar". NK News. Retrieved 16 October 2018.

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