President Trump unveiled the time and location of his second summit with Kim Jong Un Tuesday night; saying he plans to meet with the North Korean leader in Vietnam on February 27th and 28th.
The President made the announcement during his State of the Union Address to the American people; saying the two leaders have a “good relationship” and will move forward on the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
“Much work remains to be done, but my relationship with Kim Jong Un is a good one,” said the President. “Chairman Kim and I will meet again on February 27th and 28th in Vietnam.”
IT’S OFFICIAL: Second Summit Between Trump, Kim Jong Un Scheduled for February
The White House confirmed President Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Friday; following a high-level meeting with Kim’s delegation inside the Oval Office.
“President Donald J. Trump met with Kim Yong Chol for an hour and a half, to discuss denuclearization and a second summit, which will take place near the end of February. The President looks forward to meeting with Chairman Kim at a place to be announced at a later date,” the White House said in a statement.
“The face-to-face came after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Kim Yong-chol, North Korea’s lead negotiator, in the nation’s capital early Friday morning to negotiate terms that could lead to a second nuclear summit between Trump and Pyongyang leader Kim Jong-un,” writes Fox News.
“They will discuss relations between the two countries and continued progress on North Korea’s final, fully verified denuclearization,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
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SUMMIT SEQUEL: White House Preps SECOND SUMMIT with Kim Jong Un
The White House is preparing a second summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un after the North Korean leader sent a formal request to American officials, reports the Wall Street Journal.
“The White House said it is working to arrange a second meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, signaling an attempt to revive the stalled diplomatic efforts between Washington and Pyongyang,” writes the WSJ.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Kim’s letter Tuesday, saying the “warm” exchange signaled Kim’s regime was serious in its efforts to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.
The “friendly” message comes just hours after Kim and his regime celebrated North Korea’s 70th anniversary; ditching nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles during its annual military parade and focusing on “economic development” and “peace” in the region.
Read the full story at the Wall Street Journal.