May 07, 2010 09:42
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il headed back to Pyongyang on Thursday afternoon after wrapping up a four-day visit to China. Kim was expected to reach home on Friday morning.
Kim's 40-car motorcade was spotted leaving the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing at 4:10 p.m. and arrived at Beijing Station at around 4:25 p.m. His armored train entered Beijing Station five minutes later and left with Kim aboard at around 4:35 p.m.
Sources near the border said security was beefed up at Dandong Station near the border with North Korea. Before heading back to Pyongyang, Kim met with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, where the two leaders are said to have discussed bilateral economic cooperation and aid.
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