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US-DPRK 2019: US President arrives in Vietnam for DPRK-USA Summit

US President Donald Trump arrived at Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi, at 20:58 hours on February 26 for his second summit with DPRK leader Kim Jong-un, and bilateral activities in Vietnam.

US President Donald Trump arrives at Noi Bai International Airport. Photo: VNA
 Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung welcomes the US President. Photo: VNA

 President Donald Trump's motorcade en route to Marriott JW Hotel. Photo: VNA
People in Hanoi wave flags to welcome the US President. Photo: VNA

President Trump was welcomed by Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung, Standing Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son, Chairman of the Hanoi City People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung, Deputy Minister of Public Security Bui Van Nam, Vice Chairman of the President’s Office Chu Van Yem, and Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc.

During his trip to Vietnam, President Trump will have meetings with Vietnamese high-ranking leaders.

This is the second time the US President has come to Vietnam. In November 2017, he paid an official visit to Vietnam and attended the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in the central coastal city of Da Nang.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will attend bilateral and multilateral activities of President Trump in Hanoi.

The second summit between DPRK and USA leaders in Hanoi is considered an important political and diplomatic event of Vietnam in 2019, a vivid manifestation of Vietnam’s policy of being a friend and trustworthy partner of the international community. During only a short time, Vietnam has completed logistics, security and protocol preparations for the important international event, via which Vietnam wants to prove itself as a trustworthy partner and a safe and friendly destination for a sustainable peace.