Vietnam foreign minister arrives in North Korea

Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, center, poses for a photo upon arrival at Pyongyang International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Pham visited Pyongyang for meetings ahead of the next summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for Feb. 27-28. Others are unidentified. (Kyodo News via AP)
Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh arrives at Pyongyang International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Pham visited Pyongyang for meetings ahead of the next summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for Feb. 27-28. (Kyodo News via AP)

PYONGYANG, North Korea — Vietnam's foreign minister has arrived in North Korea ahead of a planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam's capital later this month.

Pham Binh Minh arrived Tuesday and is expected to stay until Thursday. No further details of his schedule have been released by his North Korean hosts.

Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, is to host the summit between Trump and Kim on Feb. 27-28.

The two leaders held their first summit last June in Singapore. The United States is hoping to get a firm commitment on denuclearization from Kim.

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