US President Donald Trump waves a Vietnamese flag as he is greeted by students during a meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi. Photo: Reuters

Trump-Kim summit 2019: US president hails North Korea’s ‘awesome potential’ if only ‘my friend Kim Jong-un’ would denuclearise

  • The two leaders are scheduled to meet at 6.30pm local time at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel
  • Trump presided over a ceremony in which VietJet signed deals with US firms Boeing and General Electric worth US$18 billion
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US President Donald Trump waves a Vietnamese flag as he is greeted by students during a meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi. Photo: Reuters
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US President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton. Photo: AP

Trump-Kim summit 2019: who are the key aides and advisers on the ground in Hanoi?

  • Stephen Biegun has struck a more conciliatory tone with the North than more hawkish figures in the administration
  • On the North Korean side, Kim Hyok-chol served as ambassador to Spain until he was expelled in 2017
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US President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton. Photo: AP
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