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TRUMP ARRIVES IN VIETNAM FOR SECOND SUMMIT WITH KIM

2019-02-26 23:40
President Donald Trump arrived in Vietnam on Feb. 26 ahead of his second historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. After some 20-hours flight, Trump arrived to a red carpet welcome at 8:55 pm local time at Hanoi’s International Airport. Following the summit in Singapore last year, Trump and Kim will meet for the second time on Feb. 27 and 28 in the capital Hanoi. [epoch_video]https://www.youmaker.com/assets/player/fa2d5185-696b-40ed-6927-2a90a4acfcdb?r=16x9&s=1920x1080&d=55[/epoch_video] The United States expects significant movement by the Korean leader in implementing last year's agreement. Ahead of the summit, a White House senior official said that the President’s “overriding goal” with this summit would be the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. The upcoming summit will also seek to form “a shared understanding of what denuclearization is,” according to the White House. After a two-and-a-half-day journey by train, Kim arrived on Feb. 26 at 8:15 a.m. local time in the Vietnamese town of Dong Dang after crossing over the border from China. He later continued by a Mercedes Benz vehicle for the 105 miles trip to Hanoi. The meeting in Singapore in June 2018  produced a joint statement that was signed by both Trump and Kim. As part of the agreement, Kim pledged to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Other pillars of the agreement were: transforming relations between the United States and North Korea, establishing a permanent peace regime on the Korean peninsula, and the return of POW/MIA remains from the Korean War. At the two-day summit, Trump also looks to talk with Kim about the economic future that North Koreans could enjoy if he follows through on his pledges about denuclearization. “I think we’ll have a very tremendous summit,” Trump said on Feb. 25 in an address to nation’s governors in the White House. “We want denuclearization, and I think he’ll have a country that will set a lot of records for speed in terms of an economy.”