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Seoul, South Korea ̵
The video showed Kim to smoke a cigarette and talk to North Korean officials at Nanning Railway Station in China. A woman who looked like his sister Kim Yo Chong, one of the strongest individuals in North Korea, is seen with a crystalline ashtray.
The platform also features Hyon Song Wol, a North Korean ruling party elite, and the leader of the famous monarchue women's group, selected by Kim Chen Un.
Including Chion in Kim's delegation raised speculation that cultural events could be part of the agreements reached between Washington and Pyongyang this week when looking for easier steps to improve relations.
Kim arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday after nearly a 70-hour train trip across southern China. Although it remains unclear why Kim chose to travel thousands of miles across China instead of flying to Hanoi, some experts say he could show North Korea's ties with its main ally China, a key lever in his talks with Trump .
Kim, who has modeled his leadership style after his charismatic grandfather, Kim Ir Sung, could also try to inspire nostalgia among the North Koreans for their state founder, who often traveled along trains.
Despite conducting a campaign against smoking in North Korea, Kim is often seen with a cigarette in his hands.
In July 2017, North Korean state television showed him that he casually smoked one of his medcontinental ballistic missiles with liquid fuel while preparing for a trial start. The state media also showed that Kim and North Korean officials laughed and lit cigarettes after the success of the latest MBO test in the North in November 2017