US President Donald Trump arrived at Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi, at 20:58 hours on February 26 for his 2nd summit with DPRK leader Kim Jong-un and bilateral activities in Vietnam.
US President Donald Trump at Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi (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.
On February 26 afternoon, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh had talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, during which the two sides agreed to prioritise the exchange of delegations, especially high-level ones, in 2019, looking toward to the celebration of the 25th founding anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2020.
Vietnam and the US will continue regarding trade and investment cooperation as a driving force for the bilateral relations, while enhancing cooperation in education-training and people-to-people exchanges.
Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung (L) welcomes DPRK Chairman Kim Jong-un at Melia Hanoi Hotel (Photo: VNA)
On the morning of the same day, Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un arrived in Hanoi to attend the DPRK-USA Hanoi Summit on February 27-28 and pay an official friendly visit to Vietnam.
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 the event, Vietnam wants to prove itself as a trustworthy partner and a safe and friendly destination for a sustainable peace.