Donald Trump to meet Kim Jong Un on Feb 28-29: Reports

Last Modified Wednesday, 6 February 2019 (10:53 IST)
Washington: said in his State of the Union address that he will meet with the top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong Un, on Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam.
 
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Speaking to a joint session of Congress in the House of Representatives, Trump said that “as part of a bold new diplomacy, we continue our historic push for peace on the Korean Peninsula.”
 
“Much work remains to be done, but my relationship with Kim Jong Un is a good one. Chairman Kim and I will meet again on February 27 and 28 in Vietnam,” he added.
 
U.S. State Department said earlier on Monday that Stephen Biegun, U.S. special representative for DPRK-related issues, will travel to Pyongyang later on Wednesday for meetings with his DPRK counterpart, Kim Hyok Chol, to lay the groundwork for the second Trump-Kim summit and to “advance further progress on the commitments the President and Chairman Kim made in Singapore: complete denuclearization, transforming U.S.-DPRK relations, and building a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula.”
 
Trump met with Kim for the first time in Singapore in June, reaching several consensuses that have led to the improvement of the U.S.-DPRK relations.
 
However, differences between the two sides remain over key issues including the scale of denuclearization, U.S. sanctions on the DPRK and whether to issue a war-ending declaration. (UNI)