DONALD Trump has arrived in Vietnam where he is due to meet with Kim Jong-un for the pair’s historic second summit.
The US President touched down in Hanoi this afternoon ahead of the crunch talks he hopes will lead to the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.
It comes as despot Kim Jong-un reached Vietnam in the early hours of this morning having travelled to the city by train.
Grinning broadly, the dictator stepped off an armoured train before being driven to the capital, Hanoi, in a bulletproof Mercedes limo for crunch talks with Trump.
Meanwhile Trump has predicted it will be a “very productive summit” which will kick off with a private dinner on Wednesday.
He tweeted earlier: “Heading over to Vietnam for my meeting with Kim Jong Un. Looking forward to a very productive Summit.”
Following a historic first meeting in Singapore in June, the world will be looking for concrete progress in stopping North Korea’s nuclear programme.
Trump reasserted his hopes for complete denuclearization ahead of the summit.
“I think we’ll have a very tremendous summit,” he told the nation’s governors during their meeting at the White House on Monday morning.
“We want denuclearization, and I think he’ll have a country that will set a lot of records for speed in terms of an economy.”
The US president dangled the carrot of economic progress for North Korea if it gives up its nuclear programme.
“With complete Denuclearization, North Korea will rapidly become an Economic Powerhouse,” tweeted Trump.
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“Without it, just more of the same. Chairman Kim will make a wise decision!”
Relations between the two leaders have undergone a dramatic turnaround, from flinging personal insults and threats of destruction to Trump declaring he had fallen “in love” with Kim after their Singapore get-together.
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Trump was seen boarding Air Force One ahead of the crunch talks with Kim[/caption]
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