US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un talk with the media during their summit in Singapore last year. Photo: AP

Trump-Kim summit 2019: Vietnam rolls out red carpet, taking lead from Singapore

  • Hanoi plays host to the US and North Korean leaders this week for nuclear talks it hopes will rival last year’s meeting in Singapore
  • Vice foreign minister Le Hoai Trung confirms the Lion City was consulted on technical issues, and that both leaders will hold bilateral talks with Vietnam
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US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un talk with the media during their summit in Singapore last year. Photo: AP
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A poster featuring the upcoming second summit between the US and North Korea is seen at a restaurant in Hanoi. Photo: EPA-EFE

Trump-Kim summit 2019: From Singapore to Canada, fans of North Korea praise its ‘juche’ ideology and supreme leader

  • The Korean Friendship Association (KFA) is a global network of fervent North Korea supporters who hold activities to put a positive spin on Kim Jong-un’s government
  • They’re led by a Spaniard who regularly dons the North Korean military uniform and maintains he is a “special delegate” of Pyongyang’s committee for cultural relations
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A poster featuring the upcoming second summit between the US and North Korea is seen at a restaurant in Hanoi. Photo: EPA-EFE
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