Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1630 GMT, June 30

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HONG KONG -- Around 165,000 Hong Kong residents gathered Sunday afternoon at Tamar park to show their support to the police for enforcing the law, and ensuring the security and stability of Hong Kong.

The assembly started ahead of 3 p.m. local time. The enthusiasm of attendees ran high against the backdrop of heavy showers. Pouring in from all over Hong Kong, placard in hand, groups and individuals chanted slogan, "Support Hong Kong police; Ensuring security and stability," and opposed protesters who earlier surrounded Hong Kong police headquarters. (HK-Assembly)

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TALUQAN, Afghanistan -- Four police were confirmed dead and another sustained injuries as a bomb blast rocked Taluqan city, the capital of northern Takhar province, on Sunday, police spokesman in the province Abdul Khalil Asir said.

"A mine planted by Taliban militants struck a police vehicle in Qulbars area of Taluqan city this afternoon, killing four police personnel aboard and injuring another," Asir told Xinhua. (Afghanistan-Bomb)

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SEOUL -- U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), on Sunday met at the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjom.

Trump, who arrived in South Korea Saturday night after attending the Group of 20 (G20) summit in Japan, held talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday morning, then went to Panmunjom by helicopter around noon time. (S. Korea-Trump-Kim)

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HANOI -- Vietnam and the European Union (EU) inked here on Sunday the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA).

Amid rising protectionism, non-traditional security challenges and difficulties facing global trade, the cooperation between Vietnam and the EU, including the signing of the EVFTA and the EVIPA, indicates the two sides' strategic vision, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said after the two deals were signed in Vietnam's capital Hanoi. (Vietnam-EU-Deals) Enditem

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