President Donald J. Trump met with Kim Yong Chol, top North Korean official, for an hour and half, Friday afternoon, to discuss denuclearization and a second summit. A place for that meeting will be announced at a later date. Vietnam and Thailand have both been floated as options. After the Singapore summit, the first between U.S. and North Korean leaders, there has been little real progress in nuclear disarmament.Trump has spoken several times of having a second summit with Kim early this year and has exchanged multiple letters with the North Korean leader.
Trump and Kim in Singapore
Previously, the North Korea has demanded that the U.S. end harsh economic penalties and provide security guarantees before the North takes any steps beyond its initial suspension of nuclear and missile tests. Trump has offered assurances that a second summit would allow the two leaders to seal a deal. On the other part, Kim Jong-un said North Korea would pursue a second summit “to achieve results that will be welcomed by the international community.”