Trump says 2nd U.S.-N.K. summit to be held in Hanoi

SEOUL� U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday (Seoul time) that his second meeting with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un will take place in Vietnam's capital city.

Trump confirmed in a Twitter message that the second U.S.-North Korea summit will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Feb. 27-28. His message came after Stephen Biegun, the U.S. Special Representative for North Korea, held pre-summit talks with his North Korean counterpart Kim Hyok-chol in Pyongyang from Wednesday to Friday.

"My representatives have just left North Korea after a very productive meeting and an agreed upon time and date for the second Summit with Kim Jong Un," Trump wrote on Twitter. "It will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 27 & 28. I look forward to seeing Chairman Kim & advancing the cause of peace!"

Trump announced on Tuesday that his second meeting with Kim would be held in Vietnam but didn't reveal the host city. There were reports that the United States favored Da Nang, while North Korea wanted the summit to be held in Hanoi.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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