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2/28/2019 11:17:21 AM

Trinh Tuan Tong: North Korea is my second home

In the last days of February 2019, when Hanoi is being heated up every day by the US-DPRK summit, journalists from Thoi Dai (Vietnam Times) newspaper had a meeting with Trinh Tuan Tong - a Vietnamese who had spent 7 years studying and living in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), where he considers as his second home.

We would like to share some of Tong's cherished photos:


Vietnamese students graduated at Kim Chaek Industrial University in 1971 and teachers. (Photo taken in Pyongyang on December 13, 1971)


Trinh Tuan Tong (second row, left) and DPRK's Chairman Kim Jong Un in an event.


Tong and a close family member of Chairman Kim Jong Un during a visit to DPRK.


Vietnam-DPRK Friendship Association’s delegation pose for a group photo at the Chollima monument in Pyongyang, DPRK.


Tong attended an event at the DPRK’s Children's Palace.


Tong presented VND 50 million for Kim Il Sung-Kim Jong Il Foundation and for Kim Il Sung University.


Tong (standing) participated in the inauguration of the Vietnam-DPRK friendship kindergarten in Hanoi, Vietnam.


Tong and his wife (right) and spouse of DPRK Ambassador to Vietnam Kim Myong Gil.


Tong poses for a photo witth DPRK Ambassador to Vietnam Kim Myong Gil at Bai Dinh Temple in Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam.


Always considering DPRK as his second homeland, during the Vietnam-DPRK friendly football match, Tong goes to My Dinh stadium, wearing a Korean national flag shirt and cheer for both teams in the evening of December 25, 2018.


Tong attends the meeting between Chairwoman of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Nguyen Phuong Nga and DPRK Ambassador to Vietnam Kim Myong Gil. 

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