US And North Korean Leaders Arrive In Vietnam For Meeting
The North Korean leader is meeting with the US president in Hanoi.
US president Donald Trump and Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands during their previous meeting last year (Picture: PA).
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are in place ahead of their second summit on Wednesday to address perhaps the world's biggest security challenge.
Mr Trump arrived late on Tuesday in Air Force One after a long flight that included refuelling stops in the UK and Qatar, while North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's armoured limousine arrived in Vietnam's capital Hanoi earlier on Tuesday.
Mr Kim's journey started consisted of a long train ride from Pyongyang through China up to a Vietnamese border town.
This meeting will follow up on the previous one and is meant to deal with one of Asia's biggest security challenges: North Korea's pursuit of a nuclear programme that stands on the verge of viably threatening any target on the planet.
"With complete denuclearization (sic), North Korea will rapidly become an Economic Powerhouse. Without it, just more of the same," tweeted President Trump on Monday.
"Chairman Kim will make a wise decision," said the US president.
“Kim Jong Un says North Korea will not make or test nuclear weapons, or give them to others - & he is ready to meet President Trump anytime.” PBS News Hour. I also look forward to meeting with Chairman Kim who realizes so well that North Korea possesses great economic potential!
The South Korean president is eager for a breakthrough that would allow him to push ambitious plans for inter-Korean engagement, including lucrative joint economic projects that are held back by US-led sanctions against the North.
"If President Trump succeeds in dissolving the world's last remaining Cold War rivalry, it will become yet another great feat that will be indelibly recorded in world history," Mr Moon said.