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N Korea at crossroads

Vietnam vows to make Trump-Kim summit a success

Venue chosen for its neutrality, history and security merits

Honour guards march at a flag raising ceremony at Vietnam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hanoi.    © Reuters

DANANG, Vietnam/WASHINGTON/SEOUL -- After U.S. President Donald Trump made public that his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place on Feb. 27 and 28 in Vietnam, the host country welcomed the decision and expressed its commitment to making the meeting a success.

"Vietnam strongly supports dialogues to maintain peace, security and stability on the Korean Peninsula," Le Thi Thu Hang, the spokeswoman for the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Wednesday in a statement reported by the Xinhua News Agency.

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