TIL Desk/World/Washington/ US President Donald Trump has announced that he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 27 and 28, for their second high-stakes summit meeting intended to eliminate a potential nuclear threat.
“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,” Mr. Trump said in a tweet on Friday night. “It will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 27 and 28. I look forward to seeing Chairman Kim and advancing the cause of peace!“
Mr. Trump revealed in his State of the Union address on February 5 that the meeting would be in Vietnam but did not disclose the city or the date. U.S. officials had earlier explored Da Nang, a coastal city where American troops arrived in 1965 for a war that would scar a generation, but the North Koreans were reported to prefer Hanoi since the country has an embassy there.
The meeting will be the second between Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim after an inaugural get-together last June in Singapore. Mr. Trump emerged from that meeting declaring that he had all but resolved the decades—long nuclear dispute and later declared that he and Mr. Kim “fell in love”.