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US-DPRK Summit 2019: DPRK, US leaders highly appreciate Vietnam’s role, position: FM spokesperson

Vietnam’s role and position was recognised and highly appreciated by leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States of America (USA), as well as the international community, the  spokesperson of Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang has said.

In response to reporters’ queries on the DPRK-USA Hanoi Summit Vietnam on February 27-28, the spokesperson said that Vietnam has closely followed this important event in Hanoi capital over the past two days, along with the international community.

Vietnam has been consistent in supporting the process of peace and denuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula, she stressed.

The spokesperson noted that Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump had affirmed that the meeting in Hanoi is an important step in the process of dialogues between the two sides.

Through dialogues at the summit, the two leaders made active and constructive efforts to discuss a number of important issues relating to peace and denuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula.

As the host of the summit, Vietnam has spared no efforts to prepare carefully and comprehensively to ensure absolute safety and security for the event, demonstrating its external policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, cooperation, and development; as well as being a responsible member in the international community, Hang said.

Vietnam shares the hope of the international community that the involved parties will persistently pursue dialogues to resolve issues on the Korean Peninsula and promote the relations between the DPRK and the US, the spokesperson said.

She stressed that Vietnam is willing to play a constructive role in building peace and coordinating to promote the peace process on the Korean Peninsula. –VNA/VNP