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2/26/2019, 7:37 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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WH: Trump, Kim to meet at Metropole Hanoi hotel

The White House published on Tuesday the timetable for the upcoming meeting between the United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi.

After a 10-minute public greeting that will start at 6:30 am ET (12:30 pm CET) on Wednesday, the two leaders will meet one-on-one for 20 minutes at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel, confirming earlier speculations. The private meeting will be followed by a social dinner that should last for about an hour and a half, after which Trump is scheduled to leave the hotel. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will be present at the dinner, with two top North Korean officials accompanying Kim. The schedule for Thursday is yet to be released.

Trump and Kim are in the Vietnamese capital for their second summit after the one in June last year. The US president tweeted earlier in the day: "Just arrived in Vietnam. Thank you to all of the people for the great reception in Hanoi. Tremendous crowds, and so much love!"

Breaking the News / NI