Eight months after their historic summit in Singapore, and less than two years after exchanging inflammatory threats and barbs, they’ve met again.
Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump shook hands and had dinner together in Vietnam. They will continue, this Thursday, negotiations aimed at the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Both leaders expressed aspirations for a successful summit.
CGTN’s Tony Cheng reports from Hanoi.
To discuss all of this:
- Brian Becker is an analyst on U.S.-DPRK relations and has visited the DPRK on several occasions.
- Zhao Hai is a research fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
- Jenny Town is a research analyst at the Stimson Center.
- Lester Munson is a principal at BGR Group, a leading government relations firm.
Per WH pool report, Through a barely audible translator, Kim said “we’ll have a Very interesting dialogue”
Trump added: “We’re going to have a very busy day tomorrow…Probably a very quick dinner” @CGTNOfficial @cgtnamerica pic.twitter.com/QejY2Yy7BV
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U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam to meet with DPRK's top leader Kim Jong Un on the first day of their second summit #TrumpKimVietnam https://t.co/Gks5oLsWNy
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