Second North Korea summit in Vietnam, reveals Trump

Feb 06, 2019, 3:19 AM EST
In the second summit, Trump will be eyeing a written pledge of denuclearization from N. Korea.
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U.S. President Donald Trump, in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, announced that the much-awaited second nuclear summit with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un will be held in Vietnam at the end of February.

In his 82-minute address, Trump patted his back for averting, what he said, “a major war” with Pyongyang, for bringing war veterans back to home and for putting a halt to N. Korea’s incessant missile launches, notes The Guardian.

Trump’s trip to Vietnam could be followed by a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, with the two leaders expected to conclude a trade deal and iron out differences that threaten to spark a full-fledged trade war.

In the second summit, Trump would be eyeing a written pledge of denuclearization from N. Korea unlike a vaguely-worded assurance secured at the historic Singapore meeting while Kim could try to extract economic aid and a peace treaty to formally end the 68-year long Korean War, reports the BBC.