Vietnam, “special catalyst” of US-DPRK negotiations

All eyes are now on the upcoming 2nd US-DPRK summit in Hanoi. Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc told a VOV correspondent in Washington DC that Vietnam, the host country has showed the world it is an active and responsible member of the international community.

Mr. Ngoc said: Vietnam has met all requirements for security, traveling, hospitality, and capability of hosting an international event. But other regional countries are also capable to meet these requirements by the US and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. So, why have they chosen Hanoi, a city of peace and the capital city of Vietnam? Because Vietnam is a special catalyst of the negotiation process between Pyongyang and Washington. In a nutshell, Vietnam is a symbol of desire for peace and reconciliation, a shift from confrontation to dialogue, from mutual mistrust to building trust, and from former foes to partners.

Ambassador Ngoc said Vietnam wants to send a message of leaving the past behind, overcome differences, and looking forward to the future.

Source: VOV5