Saturday, 23 February, 2019

United States envoy: more work needed before Trump-Kim summit in Vietnam

Japan seeks close cooperation with U.S. ahead of 2nd Trump-Kim summit Trump announces meeting with Kim Jong Un to be held in Vietnam
Andrew Cummings | 13 February, 2019, 02:30

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un later this month will be held in Hanoi.

It said that Biegun and Kim agreed to meet again before the leaders' second summit, scheduled for February 27-28 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

On Friday evening Washington time, he tweeted that they would meet in Hanoi for "advancing the cause of peace".

President Trump announced the plan for his second meeting Kim in his annual State of the Union address Tuesday.

The U.S. Embassy in Vietnam said it did not have anything to announce regarding the summit.

The continued efforts by the Trump administration to court the hermetic North Korean regime have been a point of contention between the president and the intelligence community. "North Korea has great potential for the future!"

Some in South Korea hope that Kim will be ready to make meaningful concessions in Vietnam that Trump could then respond to by partially easing the sanctions on the North to allow more inter-Korean cooperation.

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un walk together before their working lunch during their summit at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore June 12, 2018.

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Trump said Wednesday that he will hold a summit with Kim in Vietnam on February 27-28.

The meeting with Kim will be held in Vietnam towards the end of this month.

The State Department's top negotiator with North Korea, Stephen Biegun, released a statement Friday following a meeting in Pyongyang with North Korean officials, but did not mention a location for the summit.

The two countries have been in a security alliance since the 1950-53 Korean war, which ended with an armistice rather than a peace treaty - with more than 28,000 United States troops stationed in the South to guard against threats from Pyongyang. "The South Korean government will fully support the summit to deliver the best result possible". There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.

A few days before the meeting announcement, a confidential United Nations report revealed that the North Korean nuclear and missile program remains intact. He and Biegun have stressed the economic benefits to North Korea if it does so.

Experts say Kim is determined to win relief from US -led sanctions to help revive his country's troubled economy, while Trump, faced with domestic problems such as the Russian investigation, needs foreign policy achievements.

"As you know, inter-Korean relations, US-North Korea relations and denuclearization are in a virtuous cycle".

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