• Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019
  • Last Update : 06:21 pm

Trump meets Vietnamese president before second N Korea summit

  • Published at 11:04 am February 27th, 2019
WEB- Trump
FILE PHOTO - US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 27, 2019 REUTERS

Trump and Trong, who is also general secretary of the ruling Communist Party, met at the grand, colonial-era presidential palace

US President Donald Trump met Vietnam’s president, Nguyen Phu Trong, in Hanoi on Wednesday, hours before Trump was due to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for their second summit.

Trump and Trong, who is also general secretary of the ruling Communist Party, met at the grand, colonial-era presidential palace. Trump was later due to have lunch with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.


Also Read- Kim, Trump arrive in Hanoi ahead of nuclear summit


On Wednesday evening, Trump is scheduled to meet Kim at the city’s Metropole hotel, eight months after their first summit in Singapore, to discuss efforts to get North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program.