US President Donald Trump (right) and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un (left) sit for a dinner at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on Feb 27, 2019. (Saul LOEB/AFP) HANOI: US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiled, shook hands and dined on Wednesday (Feb 27) in Hanoi, expressing optimism that their highly personal brand of diplomacy will lead to a deal on Pyongyang’s nuclear programme. At the start of around two hours of talks and dinner at a luxury hotel in the Vietnamese capital, Trump predicted a “very successful” summit, due to resume on Thursday and end in a still unspecified signing ceremony. US President Donald Trump (centre right) and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un (centre left) sit with others for a dinner at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi. (Saul LOEB/AFP) The two-day get-together follows up on the leaders’ initial historic meeting in Singapore in June, where Trump launched his charm offensive to try and get Kim to give up his nuclear arsenal. Shaking hands and smiling in front of a bank of a dozen alternating US and North Korean flags, they briefly took questions from reporters before starting one-on-one… Read full this story
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