Vietnam's PM to attend nuclear security summit in Seoul

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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will arrive in South Korea on March 26, two days in advance of his official visit to the country, for the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit, Vietnam News Agency reported.

Dung will lead the Vietnamese delegation set to attend the summit to be held from March 26-27.

His visit to South Korea at the invitation of S. Korean President Lee Myung Bak will extend through March 29.

This year, 58 leaders of 53 countries and four international organizations will attend the second biennial Nuclear Security Summit.

In 2010, the first summit was held in Washington D.C. (US).

The North Korean nuclear issue is expected to top the agenda of the 2012 summit, in which participants may attempt to deal with a broader spectrum of non-proliferation issues than were discussed at the summit held in the US.

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