During Tuesday’s State of the Union address President Donald Trump stressed he is planning a second meeting Kim Jong Un, North Korean leader.
He noticed that the meeting has been set after the North Korean leader sent a “very warm” letter to the US president requesting one. Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, said on Monday that Trump received a “very warm, very positive” letter from Kim.
New US and North Korean leaders summit is expected to be help in Vietnam on February 27 and 28.
“We continue our historic push for peace on the Korean Peninsula. Our hostages have come home, nuclear testing has stopped and there has not been a missile launch in more than 15 months. If I had not been elected President of the United States, we would right now, in my opinion, be in a major war with North Korea,” Trump said.
“Much work remains to be done, but my relationship with Kim Jong Un is a good one. Chairman Kim and I will meet again on February 27 and 28 in Vietnam,” he added.
Talks between the US and North Korea have stalled since the leaders shook hands at a summit hailed as “historic” in Singapore in June.
Trump has ordered Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State, to delay a planned visit to North Korea. He explained it “because I feel we are not making sufficient progress with respect to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.”
The exact city of the summit in Vietnam is still under discussion. But the possible ones are Hanoi and Da Nang. According to the sources, North Korea prefers Hanoi while the US wants Da Nang.
Trump and Kim met last year in Singapore. The White House has claimed current summit in Vietnam as a success and a major step toward denuclearization on the peninsula.