The second summit between the US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may take place in Da Nang city of Vietnam.
The Straits Times on January 12, a Singapore newspaper, told the South Korean news agency Yonhap that Vietnam is seeking the place to host a meeting in Da Nang “for security reasons”.
Danang was the venue for the APEC Summit in 2017 that President Trump attended.
According to Korean news, Vietnam has conveyed its desire to be ready to hold the conference between North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
The Straits Times quoted experts and media that Vietnam seems to be the most likely candidate to host the second US-North Korean summit.
Although Singapore, where the first meeting of the US-North Korean summit was held in June 2016, is also the venue being considered, sources in Washington told The Straits Times that the shortlist could be Vietnam and Thailand, more specifically Hanoi and Bangkok.
However, the Thai government is planning to hold a general election “no later than March”.
The survey team of White House checked locations in Hanoi, Bangkok and Hawaii, CNN said in the earlier this week.
Munhwa Ilbo newspaper of Korea also said that officials from the two countries have met many times in Hanoi to discuss the summit.
The possibility of the second US-North Korea summit has become more distinct after the visit of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to China. During this trip, it is supposed that leader Kim Jong-un was seeking Beijing’s support before he met the President Donald Trump.
Source:The Straits Times / PLO