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2nd US-NK summit likely in Danang in March or April: report

By Yonhap
  • Published : Jan 17, 2019 - 10:14
  • Updated : Jan 17, 2019 - 12:40

A second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is likely to take place in March or April in the Vietnamese resort city of Danang, a news report said Thursday.

The Washington Post reported that Trump could make an announcement on the venue and date of the envisioned meeting with Kim as early as Friday, after a meeting with Kim Yong-chol, a top North Korean official expected to arrive in Washington on Thursday.


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The report said that Trump is expected to meet with the North Korean official on Friday.

"If announced soon, the summit would likely take place in March or April, with Danang, Vietnam, appearing the most likely venue," the report said.

Vietnam has been talked about as a potential venue for the envisioned summit, along with Thailand. The Vietnamese government has reportedly expressed its willingness to host the meeting to South and North Korea, as well as to the United States.

Earlier, Voice of America said the summit could take place in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, citing US congressman Rep. Michael McCaul.

Should Kim Yong-chol's discussions in Washington go well, it could lead to the first meeting between the top US nuclear envoy, Stephen Biegun, and his North Korean counterpart, Choe Son-Hui, in Western Europe, the Washington Post said.

Choe, the North's Vice Foreign Minister, was spotted arriving at a Beijing airport on Tuesday, where she said she was heading to an international conference in Sweden. (Yonhap)