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Trump-Kim Set For Summit Two

U.S. President Donald Trump is set to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a second summit by the end of February, according to press reports.

The announcement came after Mr. Trump met top North Korean negotiator Kim Yong-chol at the White House.

He had been expected to deliver a letter from Kim Jong-un to Mr. Trump.

Trump and Kim held a summit last June in Singapore which marked the first time the sitting leaders of the two countries had met face-to-face.

The two sides signed a joint declaration where North Korea and the U.S. agreed to work toward the “complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula” in exchange for unspecified security guarantees.

However, little progress has been made on denuclearization since that first historic summit last year.

President Trump in a tweet noted, “The Media is not giving us credit for the tremendous progress we have made with North Korea. Think of where we were at the end of the Obama Administration compared to now. Great meeting this week with top Reps. Looking forward to meeting with Chairman Kim at end of February!”

Press reports note that the February summit is likely to take place in Hanoi, the capital, but Danang, site of the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, and Ho Chi Minh City in the country’s south have also been discussed as possible venues.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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