The second U.S.-North Korea Summit in Hanoi was an important step in the development of dialogue between the two sides, Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang told reporters on Thursday evening.
Vietnam has been consistent in its support of peace and denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, Hang stressed at a press conference held shortly after the Trump-Kim summit ended with no deal reached between the U.S. and North Korean leaders on Thursday afternoon.
During their dialogues at the summit, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made active and constructive efforts to discuss a number of important issues.
“Vietnam, as the host of the summit, spared no efforts to make careful and comprehensive preparations and ensure absolute safety and security for the event, which reflected the country’s external policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, cooperation, and development,” Hang stated.
According to Hang, Vietnam’s role in the summit shows that it becoming more widely recognized as a responsible member in the international community.
Vietnam’s role and position in organizing the event were recognized and highly appreciated by leaders of the U.S. and North Korea, as well as by other nations, Hang said.
The Southeast Asian country shares hopes with the international community that the both the U.S. and North Korea will continue to work towards resolving their disputes and continue to develop their relations.
Hang also noted that Vietnam is willing to continue playing a constructive role in promoting peace on the Korean Peninsula.
The second U.S.-North Korean Summit took place at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi in the Vietnamese capital on February 27 and 28.
Following his meetings with North Korean leader Kim on Thursday, President Trump told the press that the talks were effective and the two discussed a number of issues but decided that it was not the right time to sign a joint statement.
The U.S. leader left Vietnam later that day while Chairman Kim will remain in the country until March 2 for an official friendly visit.