Trump says summit with Kim to take place in Hanoi

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Feb 09 2019 09:51 AM

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump announced Friday that his upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place in Hanoi on February 27 and 28.

"My representatives have just left North Korea after a very productive meeting and an agreed upon time and date for the second Summit with Kim Jong Un. It will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 27 & 28. I look forward to seeing Chairman Kim & advancing the cause of peace!" Trump tweeted.

"North Korea, under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, will become a great Economic Powerhouse," he added.

"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 2 leaders first met in Singapore last year after Kim agreed to discontinue the reclusive state's nuclear missile programs.