Vietnamese proud to host Trump-Kim Summit II

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Kim Jong Un's move could therefore help him consolidate bilateral relations and also learn from Vietnam's economic transformation.

Since last year's Trump-Kim summit in Singapore, North Korea has returned three United States hostages, the remains of USA troops killed during the Korean war, and destroyed a missile testing site which experts suspect had been damaged to the point of no longer being operational.

While Morell believes that President Trump does deserve credit for getting the hermit kingdom to the negotiating table, it's important to pay attention to what has happened since that first summit.

In his State of the Union address, Trump said his administration was continuing its "historic push for peace in North Korea", noting the return of several American citizens who had been imprisoned by the North Korean regime and a halt to nuclear and missile tests.

Due to its recent role as a summit host city, experts suggest Da Nang is a more likely location for the meeting than Hanoi.

President Donald Trump, left, and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang shake hands at the Presidential Palace, Nov. 12, 2017, in Hanoi, Vietnam. North Korea has made virtually no progress towards denuclearizing their program.

The Singapore summit yielded a vague commitment from Kim to work toward the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, where USA troops have been stationed since the 1950-53 Korean War.

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A lot will depend on the top-four batsmen - Kane Williamson, Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme and Lockie Ferguson. Harmanpreet Kaur will return as India captain after Mithali Raj shouldered the captaincy duties in the ODI series.

Experts say that North Korea will likely seek to offer the demolition of its Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center - North Korea's major nuclear site that houses a uranium enrichment facility and reactors - in exchange for a United States promise to formally declare an end to the 1950-53 Korean War and to open a liaison office in Pyongyang.

"It bears repeating that Trump just claimed on national TV that had Clinton been elected North Korea would have nuked us", another user noted. If he decides to sit down for a talk with North Korean leader, it would be a good thing.

Vietnam is one of a handful of countries with which North Korea has good relations.

On Wednesday, Stephen Biegun, Washington's envoy for North Korea, was scheduled to hold talks in Pyongyang to map out what he called "a set of concrete deliverables" for the second meeting.

In an interview with Bloomberg on January 18, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had also said that Vietnam would be happy to host the second U.S-North Korea summit. It has complained that the United States has done little to reciprocate its freezing of nuclear and missile testing and dismantling of some nuclear facilities. North Korea's leaders "ultimately view nuclear weapons as critical to survival", he said, summarizing findings in his office's "Worldwide Threat Assessment".

Like the slogans that boom out during North Korea's annual liberation day festivities, Vietnamese wartime propaganda urged patriots to "crush the Yankee imperialists".

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