After days of suspense it is now clear that US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet one-on-one and spend substantial amount of time together next week when the two leaders meet in Hanoi, Vietnam, the White House reportedly stated .
Trump and Kim are meeting for their second summit on February 27 and 28. The first one was on June 12 in Singapore, which was part of the president’s effort to improve his country’s relationship with North Korea and ultimately have a denuclearised state.
“There will be opportunities for the two leaders to see one another one-on-one, to share a meal and indeed for expanded meetings of their respective delegations in laying out the objectives (which) is ultimately about denuclearisation of North Korea, a senior administration official told reporters during a conference call.
“That is what was agreed already between the two sides and that is the overriding goal that President Trump is seeking to achieve with this summit,” the official said, who spoke with reporters on condition of anonymity.
This is an important step towards that ultimate goal, the official noted.
“After breaking the ice with Kim in some aspects in June, Trump is also looking to talk in depth about the kind of future that North Korea could enjoy if it follows through on its commitment to the final and full of denuclearisation,” the official said.
Trump would be accompanied by his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and several of his top aides for the second summit meeting with the North Korean leader. Hundreds of reporters are travelling to Hanoi to cover the much-anticipated summit.