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Trump in Vietnam for second summit with Kim Jong Un

Trump in Vietnam for second summit with Kim Jong Un

"I think that you will have a tremendous future with your country - a great leader - and I look forward to watching it happen and helping it to happen".

"Tremendous crowds, and so much love!" the U.S. president tweeted.

Trump arrived in Hanoi in the evening hours of Tuesday local time, or Tuesday morning in the United States. He completed the last stretch from a border station to Hanoi by vehicle.

Sue Mi Terry, a former Korea analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency who formerly worked at the National Security Council, noted that Trump at the Singapore summit previous year made dramatic on-the-spot concessions to Kim that his own advisers had urged him against, including a halt on U.S.

According to media reports, the USA and North Korean leaders are expected to discuss concrete steps toward removing nuclear weapons from the Korean peninsula.

Kim has been willing to follow Vietnam, which used to be engaged in hostilities with the United States, as a good example for economic prosperity in North Korea, also a socialist nation, diplomatic experts say.

Evans Revere, a former US negotiator with North Korea, said Trump was under pressure, given the criticism and other domestic problems, and Kim might try to use that.

With the president outside the USA, his now-disbarred former personal lawyer was testifying publicly on Capitol Hill later Wednesday about alleged misconduct by Trump.

Trump received a red carpet welcome at Noi Bai International airport where white uniformed military guards marched into place on a cool and somewhat foggy night.

Kim was accompanied by his sister, Kim Yo Jong, an important aide.

Businessman Le Dinh Hung stood outside the JW Marriott hotel where Trump was staying with a large painting of the U.S. president he wanted to give to him.

At the Melia hotel, Kim "heard concrete details on the pattern of engagement between working-level delegations", KCNA said, referring to the North by its official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

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For Washington, this would ideally include getting Kim to dismantle the key nuclear facility at Yongbyon, allow in worldwide inspectors, or even hand over a full list of all the country's nuclear assets - something the North Koreans have categorically refused to do.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took a train across China on his way to the second U.S. Both men arrived in the Vietnamese capital on Tuesday.

The Trump tweet, sporting his familiar use of capital letters for emphasis, said the opportunities for a denuclearised North Korea were "like nearly none other in history". "Without it, just more of the same".

The US President said he was certain "Chairman Kim" would "make a wise decision".

"If Pyongyang doesn't do that, like dismantling the nuclear facilities, there's no reason for the U.S. to offer more concessions to the North". "I'm in no rush for speed", he said last week. I just don't want testing. "North Korea would be the same, and very quickly, if it would denuclearize", Trump said on Twitter ahead of the meeting.

A former real estate tycoon who often boasts he is one of the world's best negotiators, Trump is pitching a vision of North Korea as a new Asian economic tiger if it surrenders its nuclear status.

USA intelligence officials have said there is no sign North Korea will ever give up its entire arsenal of nuclear weapons, which it sees as its guarantee of national security.

Trump's departure from Washington comes at a time of increased pressure at home, and he is keen to show progress on a foreign policy issue that has confounded multiple predecessors.

On Thursday, the two leaders will hold a series of meetings, the White House said.

Heads of state from European kings and British royals to US and South American presidents have all chosen the Metropole as their Hanoi abode.

The North also wants increased security guarantees, which could come in the form of a declaration of an end to the 1950-53 Korean War - that culminated with an armistice instead of a full peace treaty - or opening liaison offices.


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