Donald Trump praises ‘economic rocket’ North Korea with summit announcement
In a pair of tweets, Mr Trump said his representatives had just left North Korea after a “productive meeting” about the February 27-28 summit which he revealed would held in Hanoi, Vietnam.
“I look forward to seeing Chairman Kim & advancing the cause of peace!” he tweeted.
“North Korea, under the leadership of Kim Jong-un, will become a great Economic Powerhouse. He may surprise some but he won’t surprise me, because I have gotten to know him & fully understand how capable he is.”
The President also appeared to reference his previous mocking of Mr Kim as the “Little Rocket Man”.
The President had previously announced Vietnam as the summit location, but the city had not been identified.
It will be the pair’s second summit, the first coming last June in Singapore. Mr Kim pledged then to work toward the “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean Peninsula, without providing a clear timetable or roadmap.