List of official trips made by Kim Jong-un

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Kim shaking hands with U.S. 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 official 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 five foreign trips to three 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 travelled are:

Summary of official trips


Country Locations visited Date(s) Leaders met Details Image
China China Beijing March 25–28, 2018 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]
South Korea South Korea Peace House, Panmunjom, Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) April 27, 2018 South Korea South Korean President Moon Jae-in Met with President Moon Jae-in.[3][4] 2018 inter-Korean summit 01.jpg
China China Dalian May 7–8, 2018 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]
Singapore Singapore Central Area,
Sentosa Island
June 10–12, 2018

Singapore Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

United States U.S 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
China China Beijing June 19–20, 2018 China General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Xi Jinping Third meeting with China's paramount leader Xi Jinping,[12][13] Premier Li Keqiang and other members of the Communist Party Politburo.[citation needed]

Potential future trips

Country Locations to visit Date(s) Leaders to meet Details
Indonesia Indonesia Jakarta August 18 Indonesia Indonesian President Joko Widodo Will attend the 2018 Asian Games.[14][15][16]
Russia Russia Vladivostok September 6–7, 2018

Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin

Japan Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe

Official visit. He will attend the Eastern Economic Forum.[17][18][19][20][21]
United States United States Washington, D.C. TBC United States U.S President Donald Trump Official visit.[22][23] Possibly during the Seventy-third session of the United Nations General Assembly.[24]

See also


  1. ^ "Kim Jong Un Visits China In First Known Departure From North Korea Since 2011". 
  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". 
  4. ^ hermesauto (30 April 2018). "Behind-the-scenes stories of 2018 inter-Korea summit unveiled". 
  5. ^ "Kim's Second Surprise Visit to China Heightens Diplomatic Drama". 
  6. ^ Haas, Benjamin (8 May 2018). "Kim Jong-un meets Xi Jinping in second surprise visit to China". 
  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". Retrieved 2018-06-12. 
  9. ^ "Kim Jong Un meets PM Lee ahead of Trump-Kim summit". 
  10. ^ "Trump and Kim Jong Un arrive in Singapore for historic summit". 
  11. ^ "Trump meets Kim in Singapore and predicts 'terrific relationship'". 
  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] (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] (in Chinese). Retrieved 19 June 2018. 
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  17. ^ "Putin invites Kim to Russia in September". Nikkei Asian Review. 
  18. ^ "Putin Invites Kim Jong-un to Russia in September - National Review". 4 June 2018. 
  19. ^ "Putin invites 'comrade' Kim Jong Un to visit Russia". 
  20. ^ "Vladimir Putin invites Kim Jong Un to Russia in September". 
  21. ^ CNBC (4 June 2018). "Putin reportedly invited North Korea's Kim Jong Un to visit Russia in September". 
  22. ^ "Trump says Kim Jong-un accepted his invitation to the White House (VIDEO)". 
  23. ^ "Trump: I'll 'absolutely' invite Kim Jong Un to White House". 
  24. ^ Cha, Victor (12 June 2018). "Trump and Kim Have Just Walked Us Back From the Brink of War". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 June 2018. 

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