President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un shake hands (Picture: PA).

Hanoi To Host Second Trump-Kim Summit

President Donald Trump made the announcement on Twitter as talks over denuclearisation in North Korea look set to continue.

President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un shake hands (Picture: PA).

Mr Kim with President Trump at their first summit (Picture: PA).

US President Donald Trump says his planned second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam.

It comes as talks continue between the two countries over the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. 

President Trump made the announcement on Twitter, stating: "I look forward to seeing Chairman Kim & advancing the cause of peace!"


Meanwhile, the top US envoy to North Korea has returned from three days of talks with his North Korean counterparts in Pyongyang. They are expected to meet again before the second summit.

Stephen Biegun, the US special representative for North Korea, also met with South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-Wha and Seoul's chief nuclear envoy Lee Do-Hoon on Saturday to brief them on his negotiations with North Korea.

President Trump said he has an "excellent relationship" with Mr Kim (Picture: PA).
(Picture: PA).

Mr Biegun said: "The President is very much looking forward to taking next steps. We have some hard work to do with DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) between now and then.

"I am confident if both sides stay committed we can make real progress here."

During his visit to Pyongyang, it is believed that Mr Biegun discussed specific disarmament steps that North Korea could promise at the next summit and what corresponding measures America is willing to take.

In last year's summit, Mr Kim pledged to work towards the "complete denuclearisation" of the Korean Peninsula, without providing a clear timetable. Although, little headway has since been made.

Experts say Mr Kim is determined to win relief from US-led sanctions to help revive his country's troubled economy, while President Trump, faced with domestic problems, needs foreign policy achievements.