TOKYO, Feb 23 (IECurrentAffairs) The Vietnamese Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would pay an official visit to Hanoi in the “coming days.”
The visit will precede the second summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump in the Vietnamese capital on February 27-28.
“At the invitation of the Gen.Sec. of the CPV/President of the SR of #VietNam, Nguyen Phu Trong, Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea/Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, Kim Jong-Un, will pay an official friendly visit to Viet Nam in the coming days,” spokeswoman for the ministry Le Thi Thu Hang said via her official Twitter feed.
While North Korea and the United States have traditionally had hostile relations, the two countries’ leaders held their first historic summit in Singapore last June in an attempt to promote complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the de-escalation of the situation in the region.
During the meeting, Kim pledged to make efforts to denuclearize the peninsula in exchange for security guarantees for North Korea and the suspension of US-South Korean military drills. However, no concrete steps have been made in this direction by either party.