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Vietnam says being chosen to host second Trump-Kim summit is a positive sign

HANOI: The number of Vietnam as host of the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, to be held in the month of February, shows the Southeast Asian nation is headed in the right route, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc mentioned on Tuesday.

Last week, Trump mentioned he would grasp his second meeting with Kim in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi on February 27 and 28. That follows an exceptional June 11 summit of the 2 leaders in the wealthy town state of Singapore.

"This important event has shown that Vietnam's investment environment is good, that Vietnam's development model is going in a right direction and especially that the security and safety in Vietnam is wonderful," Phuc informed executive officials at the Hanoi Stock Exchange.

"Vietnam will demonstrate its international role and do its best to let the word 'Vietnam' ring out."

Vietnam's overseas minister, Pham Binh Minh, will discuss with North Korea from February 12 to 14 ahead of the summit.

As Vietnam prepares for the summit, its reform style is being extensively touted as the commercial trail for impoverished and remoted North Korea to apply.

Last year, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo mentioned North Korea may just apply the example of Vietnam, including that Trump believed Pyongyang may just replicate Hanoi's trail to commonplace relations with Washington and to prosperity.

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