The upcoming DPRK-USA Hanoi Summit Vietnam will be an unprecedented event held in Vietnam, demonstrating the country’s willingness to contribute to dialogue towards maintaining peace, security and stability on the Korean Peninsula as well as in the region and the world.
Vietnam welcomes and supports related parties to continue promoting recent positive outcomes regarding the Korean Peninsula, and strengthening cooperation in building a nuclear-free area, laying firm foundation for peace, stability, cooperation and development on the peninsula and in the region and the world, said Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.
China said on Wednesday no one had the right to bring chaos to the Korean peninsula, a day after it pushed for full implementation of U.N. sanctions against neighboring North Korea for its missile and nuclear tests and called for dialogue.
North Korea fired an unidentified projectile early on Sunday into the sea off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, the South Korean military said.
“Vietnam’s consistent point is in support of denuclearization on the Korean peninsula, the comprehensive nuclear test ban, nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear weapon disarmament” – Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Hai Binh emphasized.
North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan and landed in waters off the northern region of Hokkaido early on Tuesday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, marking a sharp escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula.
As tension spikes on the Korean peninsula, a French amphibious assault carrier sailed into Japan's naval base of Sasebo on Saturday ahead of drills that risk upsetting China, which faces U.S. pressure to rein in North Korea's arms programs.