Kim Yong-nam, chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), arrived in Vietnam on Aug. 5 for a three-day official visit.

The visit is being made at the invitation of President Truong Tan Sang.

The delegation also includes Minister of Foreign Trade Ri Ryong Nam , Minister of Mining Industry Kang Min Chol and the DPRK Ambassador to Vietnam Kim Chang-il.

Kim Yong-nam previously served as foreign minister for the DPRK from 1983 to 1998.-VNA