WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - President Donald Trump said his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The president tweeted the location on Friday, saying his representatives had just left North Korea after a "productive meeting" on the Feb. 27-28 summit.
Trump added: "I look forward to seeing Chairman Kim & advancing the cause of peace!"
My representatives have just left North Korea after a very productive meeting and an agreed upon time and date for the second Summit with Kim Jong Un. It will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 27 & 28. I look forward to seeing Chairman Kim & advancing the cause of peace!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2019
North Korea, under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, will become a great Economic Powerhouse. He may surprise some but he won’t surprise me, because I have gotten to know him & fully understand how capable he is. North Korea will become a different kind of Rocket - an Economic one!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2019
The president had previously announced Vietnam as the summit location, but the city hadn't been identified.
While in Asia, Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special representative for North Korea, is thought to have discussed specific disarmament steps that Pyongyang could promise at the Vietnam summit and what corresponding measures the United States is willing to take.