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Vietnam s Foreign Minister in N Korea ahead of landmark summit

[Vietnam], Feb 12 (ANI): Vietnam s Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Pham Binh Minh, will be in North Korea for an official two-day visit from February 12 to 14.His visit comes just a few weeks before the landmark second US-North Korea summit, which is slated to take place in Hanoi on February 27 and 28.Pham is travelling to Pyongyang at the invitation of North Korea s Foreign Minister, Ri Yong-ho, reports Yonhap News Agency. His delegation consists of five government officials, including his ministry s protocol chief.Experts have speculated that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may pay a state visit to Vietnam either before or after his scheduled meeting with US President Donald Trump.Through the probable visit, Kim will be the first North Korean leader to pay a state visit to Vietnam in over 50 years.Kim s grandfather, Kim Il-sung had last visited Hanoi in October 1964. (ANI)

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