Second DPRK-USA Summit in Hanoi

Hanoi has never been mentioned as much in the world’s media as it has in the last few days. Vietnam’s capital city is the venue for the second summit between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, an event which has been drawing global attention.
Hanoi was selected as the venue of the summit because Vietnam is a symbol of ending the war, closing the past, and opening up for integration and development, both domestic and foreign specialists agreed.

 “Vietnam is thriving like few places on earth”.
US President Donald Trump tweeted
In addition to its political stability and excellent security, Vietnam has in recent years organized successful international events.

The country is expected to hold the chairmanship of ASEAN in 2020 and is the only candidate in the Asia-Pacific region for the position of a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council from 2020-2021.

US President Donald Trump and DPRK Chairman Kim Jong-un in their first meeting
on February 27 at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel. Photo: APF / VNA

The two leaders have dinner after their first meeting on February 27. Photo: APF / VNA

They walk to the meeting hall at the Metropole for the expanded talks between the countries on February 28. Photo: APF / VNA

Expanded talks between the two leaders. Photo: APF / VNA

Chairman Kim Jong-un’s motorcade on Trang Tien street. Photo: Viet Cuong / VNP

President Donald Trump’s convoy in Hanoi. Photo: Khanh Long / VNP

“Vietnam hosting this important event shows that it is a respected country and prospective partner of many countries.”

Grigory Lokshin, Center for Vietnam and ASEAN Studies, Institute of Far Eastern Studies,  Russian Academy of Sciences
Vietnam has a strong role of reliability in the peace process on the Korean peninsula. It is also among the few countries having friendship relations with both the US and DPRK. Its geographical position is also convenient for the two leaders.

As the venue for the meeting between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un, Vietnam proves to be a country that wins trust, from traditional friends to world leading partners.

People in Hanoi welcome President Trump and Chairman Kim. Photo: Tat Son / VNP

The two leaders receive a warm welcome in Hanoi. Photo: Cong Dat / VNP

Hanoi children wave flags to welcome the leaders from the US and DPRK. Photo: Khanh Long / VNP

Reporters on Ly Thai To street close to the Metropole Hotel. Photo: Tat Son / VNP

Foreign reporters gather outside the Melia Hotel where Chairman Kim is staying. Photo: Nguyen Thang / VNP

Images of beautiful Vietnam displayed at the International Media Center for the second DPRK-USA Hanoi Summit.
Photo: Cong Dat / VNP

T-shirts with images of the two leaders on sale at shops in Hanoi’s old quarter. Photo: Khanh Long / VNP

A foreign reporter wears a Vietnamese traditional conical hat. Photo: Thanh Giang / VNP

Pho is one of more than 40 Vietnamese traditional dishes served at the International Media Center (IMC). Photo: Cong Dat / VNP

The IMC offers free food for local and foreign reporters covering the event. Photo: Cong Dat / VNP

Working at the IMC. Photo: Cong Dat / VNP

The IMC receives some 3,000 reporters during the event. Photo: Cong Dat / VNP

Hanoi, the city for peace, hosts the important international event. Photo: Thanh Giang / VNP

Mass transit vehicles ready to serve visitors during the event.  Photo: Thanh Giang / VNP

The event has confirmed the success of the renewal policy Vietnam has adopted for the past 30 years, heightening its position in the international community and making the nation a model of development for many countries.

“THANK YOU to our generous hosts in Hanoi this week: President Trong, Prime Minister Phuc, and the wonderful people of Vietnam!”
US President Donald Trump tweeted.

Story: VNP Photos: VNP, VNA, AFP

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