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After finishing a 170 kilometre journey from the northern province of Lang Son’s Dong Dang border gate by train, Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), arrived at Hanoi’s Melia Hotel at 10.45am for his two-day sojourn to attend the DPRK-US Hanoi Summit, which will take place during February 27-28.
|DPRK Kim Jong Un has come to Hanoi to attend the DPRK-US Hanoi Summit|
He has been escorted by both Vietnamese and DPRK security forces.
As scheduled, within the framework of the summit, Chairman Kim will also pay an official friendship visit to Vietnam where he will meet with the country’s top leaders.
Earlier on February 12-14, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister cum Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh visited the DPRK at the invitation of Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho.
Vietnam has always attached great importance to relations between the two nations, which was forged by President Ho Chi Minh and President Kim Il-sung, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Currently, the DPRK is seeking to learn how Vietnam has been able to achieve economic success, and Vietnam is ready to share its experience.
As of January 20, 2019, the DPRK had five investment projects in Vietnam, registered at $1.2 million.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Le Hoai Trung said that all preparations for the summit and welcoming the DPRK leader have been made with the utmost care.
The international community highly value Vietnam as the host for the summit, thanks to the country’s big economic achievements, good relations with the DPRK and the US, positive security activities, and its experience in organising multilateral conferences and in international conciliation. Besides, Vietnam is a reliable and responsible partner of the international community.
Also, Vietnam will gain increased international prestige for successfully holding this summit. The country already has acquired an enviable reputation for being a net contributor to regional and global security. This was evidenced in its unanimous selection by the Asia Bloc as the candidate for re-election as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council in 2021, the year after Vietnam steps down as ASEAN chair.
It is expected that nearly 4,000 journalists will follow this important event.