US President Heads to Hanoi for Summit with DPRK Leader

4:15:01 PM | 26/2/2019

US President Donald Trump left Washington DC on February 25 (local time) for Hanoi to attend the DPRK-USA Hanoi Summit Vietnam.

Trump is scheduled to meet Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un on February 27-28.

He expressed his optimism about a productive summit with the DPRK leader in a Twitter post after boarding Air Force One.

Air Force One is expected to arrive in the Noi Bai International Airport of Hanoi on February 26 evening (local time).

The first summit between US President Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong-un was held on June 12, 2018 in Singapore.

The parties signed a joint document, in which Pyongyang committed to denuclearising the Korean Peninsula in return for US security guarantees. However, negotiations after the summit have yet to gain positive progress.

At the second summit, the two countries are expected to pass a joint declaration outlining the DPRK’s specific steps on denuclearisation and reciprocal US moves, including a rollback of several sanctions.