Trump Offers To Meet Kim In Vietnam In Mid-Feb. For 2nd Summit: Report
TOKYO/SEOUL, Jan. 13 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 13th Jan, 2019 ) :U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed holding the second summit talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in mid-February and suggested Vietnam as the venue, a foreign report said Sunday.
The Strait Times also reported earlier that Vietnam and Thailand are on the "shortlist" for the second Trump-Kim meeting and that both countries are willing to host the event, citing unidentified sources.
Pyongyang and Washington have been locked in a stalemate over how to carry out the agreements they reached in their first-ever summit, at which Kim promised to work toward complete denuclearization in exchange for security guarantees from the United States.
Progress has been slow ever since as the North wants sanctions relief, while the U.S. remains firm that sanctions will remain in place until the North completely gives up its nuclear weapons program.
In his New Year's Day speech, Kim warned that he could go a new way if the United States clings to pressure and sanctions on the North's regime. But he kept the door open for talks with the U.S., saying he is willing to meet Trump at anytime.
Trump earlier said that the U.S. and North Korea are in talks over where to hold their second summitand a decision on the venue will be announced in the "not-too-distant future."