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Wednesday, February 06, 2019, 20:17
Trump says to meet with Kim on Feb 27-28 in Vietnam
By Xinhua
Wednesday, February 06, 2019, 20:17 By Xinhua

In this June 12, 2018 file photo, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong-un, left, and US President Donald Trump shake hands during their first meeting at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. Trump has said that he is going to hold his second summit with the DPRK leader in Vietnam by the end of this month. (EVAN VUCCI / AP)

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump said here on Tuesday in his State of the Union address that he will meet with Kim Jong-un, the leader of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), on Feb 27-28 in Vietnam.

Much work remains to be done, but my relationship with Kim Jong-un is a good one. 

Donald Trump, US Persident

Speaking to a joint session of Congress in the House of Representatives, Trump said "as part of a bold new diplomacy, we continue our historic push for peace on the Korean Peninsula."

"Much work remains to be done, but my relationship with Kim Jong-un is a good one. Chairman Kim and I will meet again on February 27 and 28 in Vietnam," he added.

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US State Department said earlier on Monday that Stephen Biegun, US special representative for DPRK-related issues, will travel to Pyongyang later on Wednesday for meeting with his DPRK counterpart, Kim Hyok Chol, to lay the groundwork for the second Trump-Kim summit and to "advance further progress on the commitments the President and Chairman Kim made in Singapore: complete denuclearization, transforming US-DPRK relations, and building a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula."

In this Jan 29, 2019 photo, US and DPRK flags are on display for sale at a flag shop in Hanoi, Vietnam. (HAU DINH / AP)

Trump met with Kim for the first time in Singapore on June 12 last year, reaching several consensuses that have led to the improvement of the US-DPRK relations.

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However, differences remain between the two sides over key issues including the scale of denuclearization, US sanctions on the DPRK and whether to issue a war-ending declaration.

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