Chairman of North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly, Kim Yong-nam, will make an official visit to Vietnam from August 5 to 7 at the invitation of State President Truong Tan Sang, the Vietnam News Agency reported Wednesday.
It will be the second official trip to Vietnam for Kim since being named the North Korean Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly in 1998.
His first visit was in July 2001.
In January 1992, Kim visited Vietnam as North Korea's deputy Prime Minister cum Minister of Foreign Affairs.
As chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, he is considered North Korea's de facto head of state.