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Trump and Kim to have a private dinner on Wednesday: The White House

Update: February, 27/2019 - 11:35
Reporters from domestic and foreign news agencies at the junction between Ngô Quyền and Tràng Tiền near the Metropole Hotel, one of two areas that are expected to host the second summit between US President Donald Trump and DPRK Chairman Kim Jong Un. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết
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HÀ NỘI — On Wednesday - the first day of the second DPRK-US Summit in Hà Nội, US President Donald Trump and DPRK chairman Kim Jong Un will meet one-on-one and have a private dinner.

According to the Trump’s schedule for Wednesday released by the White House, Trump would meet Kim at Hà Nội’s French-colonial-era Metropole Hotel at 6.30pm (local time) and have a 20-minute one-on-one conversation before a dinner scheduled to last just over an hour and a half.

The dinner is scheduled to last roughly 90 minutes and conclude around 8:35pm. local time. Hà Nội is 12 hours ahead of Washington, D.C, according to the Hill.

As soon as Wednesday morning, security is continued being tightened at the Metropole Hotel and The State Guest House (Vietnamese: Nhà khách Chính phủ) - a historical monument in Hoàn Kiếm District, Hà Nội. The two places are believed to witness activities of the summit.

As soon as arriving Hà Nội on Tuesday night for the summit, US President Donald Trump tweeted that "Just arrived in Vietnam. Thank you to all of the people for the great reception in Hanoi. Tremendous crowds, and so much love!" 

Security forces have been deployed around Metropole Hotel for international delegations attending the DPRK-USA Hanoi Summit and reporters covering the event. — VNS

Securities forces set up barriers near the Metropole Hotel on Ngô Quyền Street in Hà Nội’s Hoàn Kiếm District. The hotel is one among two areas that are expected to host the second summit between US President Donald Trump and DPRK Chairman Kim Jong Un. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết
Security forces with a police dog on Ngô Quyền Street in front of the Metropole Hotel. — VNA/VNS Photo Lâm Khánh
A delegation from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) arrives at the Metropole Hotel to check preparations for the first meeting in Việt Nam between US President Donald Trump and DPRK Chairman Kim Jong Un. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết
US President Donald Trump expressed his thanks to the Vietnamese people for their great reception in Hà Nội on Twitter. He arrived in Hà Nội on Tuesday night. — VNA/VNS Photo

 

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