Date, venue for Trump-Kim second summit yet to be decided: Vietnam

The second summit between President Trump and North Korean counterpart Kim Jong Un is just about a month away and ahead of Vietnam has showed confidence in hosting it.

According to Vietnam foreign ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang the country is confident to host such international events as they have successfully hosted several others including the APEC summit in 2017.

Briefing to the press she said the date and venue are yet to be finalized but it is up to the two leaders to decide.

Earlier media reports revealed the Trump-Kim meeting would be held by late February in Vietnam. The first summit between the two was held in Singapore in June 2018.

Both the leaders signed a joint declaration in the first summit agreeing to work toward denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

Since the Singapore summit Trump maintained saying North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat. On Thursday he tweeted there are “no more Rockets or M’s being fired over Japan or anywhere else and, most importantly, no Nuclear Testing.”

Meanwhile, the North Korea state media revealed Thursday the leader has ordered preparations for the upcoming meeting with US president.

In a report Kim was quoted saying, “We will wait with patience and in good faith and, together with the US, advance step by step toward the goal to be reached by the two countries.”

Paul Linus