Second U.S.-North Korea summit to be held in Vietnam

Second U.S.-North Korea summit to be held in Vietnam

Second U.S.-North Korea summit to be held in Vietnam

Written by Reuters

06 Feb, 2019 | 10:49 am

REUTERS – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday (February 6) he would hold his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam on Feb. 27 and 28, while giving himself credit for avoiding a major war on the Korean Peninsula.

Communist-ruled Vietnam, which has good relations with both the United States and North Korea, had been widely touted as the most likely venue for the meeting. Trump did not say which Vietnamese city would host the two leaders. Media reports have said capital, Hanoi, and Danang have been considered possibilities.

Trump met Kim on June 12 in Singapore in the first summit between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader. Trump has been eager to hold a second summit in spite of a lack of concrete progress in persuading North Korea to give up a nuclear weapons program that threatens the United States.

In his annual State of the Union address to Congress, Trump said much work remained to be done in the push for peace with North Korea, but cited the halt in Pyongyang’s nuclear testing and no new missile launches in 15 months as signs of progress.

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