High-ranking delegation from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea visits Viettel's civil equipment research and production complex (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A high-ranking delegation from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) visited a civil equipment research and production complex of the Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group (Viettel) at Hanoi’s Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park on February 28.

They included Politburo member, Vice Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) Central Committee, and head of the WPK’s International Affairs Department Ri Su-yong; Politburo member, Vice Chairman of the WPK Central Committee, and head of the WPK’s Cadres’ Affairs Department Kim Pyong-hae; and Politburo member, Vice Chairman of the WPK Central Committee, and head of the WPK’s Economic Affairs Department O Su-yong.

The tour was a fringe activity of the high-ranking delegation during their trip to Vietnam for the second DPRK-USA summit in Hanoi and the official visit to Vietnam by Chairman of the WPK Central Committee Kim Jong-un.

DPRK officials visited Viettel’s global telecom centre which oversees and operates the telecom and information technology system in Vietnam, as well as providing technical assistance for 10 foreign telecom companies.

They were introduced to the group’s core telecom equipment system, alongside devices and solutions used by fishing vessels.

Viettel Deputy General Director Major General Hoang Son said that Viettel was honoured as one of the 500 most valuable brands in the world in 2019, with its brand value having grown by 35.8 percent over last year to more than 4.3 billion USD.

Viettel has more than 100 million subscribers in Vietnam and 10 foreign nations, Son added.

Speaking at the meeting, Ri Su-yong conveyed his hope that both sides would cooperate in the time ahead.

The DPRK delegation then went on to visit the Dan Hoai co-operative’s orchid planting model in Dan Phuong district of Hanoi. –VNA