Trump, Kim Jong-Un, the Vietnam summit joins the long list of the most important moments between the leaders of the world: A timeline

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Only eight months after the first U.S.-North Korea summit, President Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un is preparing to meet again on Wednesday in Vietnam.

There are high expectations for the second summit meeting in Hanoi, where Trump and Kim will try to work on North Korea’s nuclear program, especially after the leaders’ first meeting in Singapore last June, ended with vague promises and no concrete plan for denuclearization.

Officials in Hanoi said they had only 10 days to prepare security for the summit, which will take place on Feb. 27 and 28. But it was, no doubt, a small hint for the Vietnam trip, the leaders of the world do not appear, cancel, no major disagreements as threats to, or to move in relation to the summit this time around.


Read on to see how the relationship between Trump and Kim has since their historic meeting in June.

Feb. 8, 2019: Trump tweets details about the summit

After the helper met in North Korea to discuss a second summit, Trump tweeted to confirm that it happens in Feb. 27 and 28 in Hanoi.

He tweeted later that day, he is full of hope for North Korea’s success in the future.

“North Korea, under the leadership of Kim Jong-Un, is a great economy. He likes some surprise, but he will not surprise me, because I have learned to know him and fully understand how capable he is. North Korea is a different kind of rocket – an Economic!”, he wrote.

Feb. 5, 2019: Trump announces second summit on the state of the Union

During his State of the Union address, Trump announced that he and Kim would meet for a second summit by the end of February in Vietnam.

“As part of a bold new diplomacy, as we continue our historic push for peace on the Korean Peninsula,” he said. “Our hostages come home, nuclear testing has stopped, and it was not to launch a rocket, in more than 15 months.”

January 2019: North Korean official visits the Oval Office

President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un will be meeting on Wednesday in Hanoi, Vietnam, about eight months after their first meeting last June. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol, visited the Oval Office on Jan. To discuss 18 for 90 minutes of denuclearization and a second summit. He brought a letter from the North to Outdo Korean leader.

The next day, Trump confirmed plans were underway for a second summit by the end of February meeting.


Trump also responded to Kim’s letter, the North Korean media reported that the “personal letter,” the KCNA said, according to Yonhap News.

“He talked a lot about President trump, for the expression of his unusual provision and is added to the solution of the problem with a great interest in the second DPRK-US summit,” the news outlet.

Jan. 1, 2019: Kim says he is ready to meet with Trump again

In a new year speech, Kim said he was willing to meet with Trump, when he threatened, “an alternative course” if the United States “continue to break her promise and fails to recognize our patience by unilaterally demanding certain things and pushes them with sanctions and pressure.”

December 2018: Trump confirmed that a second summit

As he said back in the United States of the G-20 summit in Argentina in December, Trump told reporters, it would be to meet for a second summit with North Korea until the end of January or February, according to Reuters.

“We are always very well understood,” he allegedly said. “We have a good relationship with Kim.”

Trump also said that he planned to invite North Korea’s leader to the US at some point.

Sept. 25, 2018: South Korean President meets to discuss with North Korean leaders, a second summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, met with the North Korean leader in Pyongyang in September to discuss denuclearization and a second summit with trump.

He told Fox News’ Bret Baier that he said he had “noted Chairman Kim’s commitment to full denuclearization.”

“If the United States, the corresponding measures could be take, then I believe we will be able to accelerate, North Korea from further denuclearization measures,” Moon said.


At the time, said Moon, he believed, a second summit could happen by the end of 2018.

Sept. 29, 2018: North Korean leaders say that the country trust the US

When they met in June 2018, Kim and Trump signed a Declaration of promise, the work in the direction of denuclearization, but without a specific plan. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

About three months after the first summit meeting between Kim and Trump, North Korea’s foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho complained to the United Nations that the U.S. is not a reaction to North Korea’s “substantial goodwill” measures to denuclearize the country, reports Reuters.

“Without confidence in the United States, there is no confidence in our national security, and under such circumstances, there is no way we will disarm unilaterally ourselves first,” he told the U. N.

12. June 2018: the First summit ends positively, but with some specific details

Trump and Kim began their historic summit meeting with a handshake in the morning of the 12th. June 2018 in Singapore.

After one-on-one conversations, the extensive discussions with your aide-de-camp and a “working lunch”, the two leaders of the world sign an agreement promising to a better relationship between the two Nations and the work in the direction of denuclearization, without any details about how denuclearization would be achieved.


“We had said to a really fantastic meeting, a lot of progress, really very positive,” Trump. “I think, better than anyone could have expected. Top of the line, really good. We now go to an autograph session.”

March 2018 – 1. June 2018: the US and North Korean leader to go back and forth to meet

In the months before the first summit meeting between Trump and Kim, the leader went back and forth whether she would meet. Although Trump Kim’s invitation to meet at the beginning of March, the date and place of the meeting (12 accepted. June in Singapore) were not set until may.

However, North Korean leaders threatened to cancel the talks in mid-may, and Trump himself said he would return.

The leaders of both sides finally said they would be willing to talk, after the South Korean President entered into talks with the North Korean leader and helper from North Korea and the U.S. met in North-Korea, Singapore, and New York City to finalize details before the actual summit.

The summit was officially trump confirmed again at 1. June, after he received a personal letter from Kim, delivered by North Korean officials of the White house.

Fox News’ Barnini Chakraborty, Samuel Chamberlain, Bret Baier, Elizabeth Zwirz, Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Dom Calicchio, Brooke Singman, John Roberts and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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