Trump says sum­mit with Kim to take place in Hanoi

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - WORLD - —AFP

Wash­ing­ton: US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet for a sec­ond much-an­tic­i­pated sum­mit in Hanoi, as prepa­ra­tions kick into high gear for the peace talks.

Trump an­nounced the ex­act lo­ca­tion on Twit­ter -- only the coun­try, Viet­nam, was pre­vi­ously known -- for the fol­low-on to the lead­ers’ sum­mit in Sin­ga­pore last year as he hailed “very pro­duc­tive” prepara­tory talks be­tween diplo­mats from the two coun­tries.

“My rep­re­sen­ta­tives have just left North Korea af­ter a very pro­duc­tive meet­ing and an agreed upon time and date for the sec­ond Sum­mit with Kim Jong Un,” Trump said.

“It will take place in Hanoi, Viet­nam, on Fe­bru­ary 27 & 28. I look for­ward to see­ing Chair­man Kim & ad­vanc­ing the cause of peace!”

The US State De­part­ment said the spe­cial US en­voy for North Korea will meet again with Py­ongyang of­fi­cials ahead of the Trump-Kim talks -- hours af­ter he re­turned to Seoul from talks in the North on the sum­mit’s agenda. In a state­ment, the State De­part­ment said talks dur­ing Stephen Biegun’s three-day trip ex­plored Trump and Kim’s “com­mit­ments of com­plete de­nu­cle­ariza­tion, trans­form­ing US-DPRK re­la­tions and build­ing a last­ing peace on the Korean Penin­sula.”

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