The next summit meeting between the American President Donald Trump, and North Korea’s commander-in-chief, Kim Jong-un is to take place, according to the White house “towards the end of February”. Information on the location of the meeting spokeswoman Sarah Sanders is not made on Friday. Pyongyang’s chief negotiator, former intelligence chief Kim Yong-chol, was on Friday in Washington, to negotiate with foreign Minister Mike Pompeo about the Details of the meeting.

Friederike Böge

Political correspondent for East Asia.

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the American media that was in the case of a successful outcome of a Meeting of the negotiator with President Trump planned. For him, Kim Yong-chol was carrying a personal letter from the North Korean ruler. Apparently, as a sign of good will of the North was allowed Korean Delegation to fly without the detour via New York directly to Washington, although both sides have no diplomatic relations.

Originally the were talking already for November have been planned, but Pyongyang had to be cancelled at short notice. In his new year speech, the powers-that-Kim had said then, for the first time publicly that he is “every time” to a Meeting with Trump at the ready.

As a possible location for the second summit, Vietnam is traded. The news Agency Reuters reported on Thursday that Hanoi was preparing a “state visit” of Kim Jong-us in February. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said the television station Bloomberg TV, if the choice event in Hanoi, “we will do our Best to allow you to Meet”.