US President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un before a meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Trump-Kim summit 2019: meeting begins with smiles and pleasantries, but challenge of denuclearisation remains

  • Both Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un were upbeat about their two-day meeting in Hanoi
  • But while Trump insists he is committed to seeking Pyongyang’s disarmament, sceptical analysts say the US president is looking to score a quick political win
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US President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un before a meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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