However, US wants to see irreversible reductions in North’s nuclear program before agreeing to reduce economic sanctions.
Officials in Hanoi are balancing anti-China sentiment at home against advantages of economic engagement with a powerful neighbor.
The two days of talks come after historic talks between the leaders of North and South Korea, and ahead of a planned meeting between Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump.
After a senior police officer was named in the alleged entrapment of local reporters, the European Union says support for police reform is “more needed than ever”.
US president says summit Kim Jong Un in 3 – 4 weeks.
Singapore's prime minister warns against 'protectionism and anti-globalization sentiments'.
But Kim Jong Un did not specifically say he is prepared to give up his country’s threatening nuclear program.
North Korea analysts say that while the country’s main site may have suffered some damage and be partially unusable following a test last September, there are still other ways that tests could continue.
The 1951 map found by Chinese researchers is not legally binding, but maritime experts say Beijing might use it to solidify control of the disputed South China Sea.
The leaders committed to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula and end the Korean War.
Taiwan, by pushing internationally for World Health Assembly observer status, gets attention for its healthcare laurels, analysts say.
Final preparations are underway for Friday’s historic third summit between the leaders of North and South Korea.