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Trump and Kim to meet for dinner at colonial-era Hanoi hotel
  • | Reuters | February 27, 2019 07:07 AM
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US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un begin their second summit in less than a year in the Vietnamese capital on Wednesday (Feb 27).

The leaders are expected to meet for dinner at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi. (Photo: Reuters)

The White House said Trump would meet Kim at Hanoi's French-colonial-era Metropole Hotel at 6.30pm (1130 GMT) and have a 20-minute one-on-one conversation before a dinner scheduled to last just over an hour and a half.

Trump flew into Hanoi on Air Force One late on Tuesday.

"Just arrived in Vietnam," he wrote in a Twitter post. "Thank you to all of the people for the great reception in Hanoi. Tremendous crowds, and so much love!"

Kim arrived by train early in the day after a three-day, 3,000-km (1,850-mile) trip from his capital, Pyongyang, through China. He completed the last stretch from a border station to Hanoi by car.

The two leaders will be accompanied at dinner by two aides and interpreters, the White House said, before they meet again on Thursday.

Their talks come eight months after the historic summit in Singapore, the first between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader.

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