Trump says his meeting with DPRK's Kim will be held in Hanoi,Vietnam

Saturday, 2019-02-09 08:38:35
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DPRK leader Kim Jong-un smiles as he shakes hands with US President Donald Trump during the signing of the declaration, after their first summit meeting in Singapore on June 12, 2018. (File photo: The Strait Times)
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US President Donald Trump said on February 8 his meeting with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong-un later this month will be held in Hanoi.

"My representatives have just left North Korea (DPRK) after a very productive meeting and an agreed upon time and date for the second Summit with Kim Jong-un. It will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 27 & 28," Trump said on Twitter.

Earlier in the day, the State Department said in a statement that during his stay in the DPRK, US special envoy for DPRK-related issues of Stephen Biegun had "met with Special Representative for US Affairs of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK Kim Hyok Chol February 6-8, in Pyongyang."

The two officials "discussed advancing President Trump and Chairman Kim's Singapore summit commitments of complete denuclearization, transforming US-DPRK relations, and building a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula," the statement read.

It added that they "agreed to meet again in advance of President Trump and Chairman Kim's second summit."

Reuters, Xinhua