US President Donald Trump (R) speaks with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un as they sit for a dinner at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 27, 2019. (Photo by Saul LOEB / AFP)

Trump-Kim summit 2019: day 1 as it happened

  • US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un have wrapped up the first day of their talks in Hanoi aimed at ending both Pyongyang’s nuclear programme and its international isolation
  • But escalating tensions between nuclear-armed neighbours India and Pakistan threaten to steal their thunder
Topic |   Trump-Kim summit

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US President Donald Trump (R) speaks with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un as they sit for a dinner at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 27, 2019. (Photo by Saul LOEB / AFP)
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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

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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