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Second Trump-Kim summit to take place in Vietnam: report

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President Trump’s second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is slated to take place in Vietnam next month, Bloomberg reported Sunday.

The news outlet reported that the meeting is expected to be held in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, but Danang and Ho Chi Minh City are also being discussed.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Trump will meet with Kim in late February, the White House said Friday, amid ongoing negotiations to get North Korea to abandon its nuclear program. Multiple recent reports identified Vietnam as a potential location for the meeting.

{mosads}Trump and Kim held a summit last June in Singapore. It marked the first time the sitting leaders of the two countries had met face-to-face.

The two sides signed a joint declaration where North Korea and the U.S. agreed to work toward the “complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula” in exchange for unspecified security guarantees.

Trump declared in the aftermath of the meeting that North Korea was no longer a nuclear threat, and has cited the absence of test missiles as evidence of his claim. Critics have noted that Kim has not taken concrete steps to abandon his nuclear arsenal since the talks.

In a New Year’s Day address, Kim warned that North Korea would have to seek a “new path” if the U.S. moves forward with sanctions over Pyongyang’s weapons program.

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