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HANOI/BEIJING, Feb. 20 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's point man on the United States landed in the Vietnamese capital on Wednesday for talks on the agenda of a summit between the two sides next week.
Kim Hyok-chol, special representative for U.S. affairs of the State Affairs Commission, arrived in Hanoi at around 6:20 p.m. on a plane from Beijing.
He walked out of the Hanoi international airport along with two other officials: Kim Song-hye, director of the United Front Department's tactical office, and Choe Kang-il, acting director-general for the foreign ministry's North American affairs.
They were soon whisked away in a car.
Kim is expected to meet with his American counterpart, Stephen Biegun, to discuss what will be covered in the two-day talks between President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi on Feb. 27 and 28.
Biegun departed from Washington D.C. for the city, according to the State Department.
In the pre-summit negotiations, they will likely draft a joint statement to be issued after the summit, which media is to call the Hanoi Declaration.
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