Trump says second summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un will be in Hanoi
"I look forward to seeing Chairman Kim & advancing the cause of peace!" the president said on Twitter Friday.
President Donald Trump poses with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018.Saul Loeb / AFP - Getty Images file
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Biegun also met with South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung Wha on Saturday to brief Seoul on developments with the North and discuss plans for the summit.
"Our discussions were productive," Biegun said while meeting Kang. "President is very much looking forward to taking next steps. We have some hard work to do with DPRK between now and then. I am confident if both sides stay committed we can make real progress here," he said, referring to North Korea by its formal name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
In a statement, South Korea's Foreign Ministry said "the two sides agreed to communicate and coordinate even closer than ever" ahead of the second Trump-Kim meeting.
North Korea, under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, will become a great Economic Powerhouse. He may surprise some but he won’t surprise me, because I have gotten to know him & fully understand how capable he is. North Korea will become a different kind of Rocket - an Economic one!
The president had previously announced Vietnam as the summit location, but the city hadn't been identified. The confirmation of the location for the summit follows last week's State of the Union address, in which Trump confirmed when the meeting would take place.
"As part of a bold new diplomacy, we continue our historic push for peace on the Korean Peninsula," Trump said.