Trump and Kim Jong Un to meet again ‘within weeks’

Donald Trump is to hold a second summit with Kim Jong Un in February, the White House has confirmed.

It follows the US president’s meeting with the North Korean leader in June: the first ever between leaders of the two nations.

The announcement came after Kim Yong Chol, Pyongyang’s top nuclear negotiator, visited Washington.

It’s a rare sign of movement in denuclearisation efforts that have stalled since last year’s landmark meeting.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said: ‘President Trump met with Kim Yong Chol for an hour-and-a-half to discuss denuclearisation and a second summit, which will take place near the end of February.

‘The president looks forward to meeting with chairman Kim at a place to be announced at a later date.’

Vietnam, which has good relations with both the US and North Korea, has been widely touted as the most likely host of the next summit.