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Trump greets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam

By Nicholas Sakelaris
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands during the second U.S.-North Korea summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, Wednesday. Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA-EFE
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands during the second U.S.-North Korea summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, Wednesday. Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA-EFE

Feb. 27 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump greeted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a special ceremony Wednesday before they held a private dinner together.

The two world leaders met at the Lotus Water Puppet Theater in Hanoi, Vietnam, where portraits of Trump and Kim were placed at the entrance.

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This was the second formal meeting between Trump and Kim, the first being their in Singapore last year.

"We had a successful first summit," Trump added. "I think this one hopefully will be equal or greater to had the first. We have had a lot of progress and I think the biggest progress was our relationship."

Before leaving, Trump said he expected to have a "very interesting two and-a-half days in Vietnam" with the chance at total "denuclearization of an area of the world that was very dangerous."

Trump's visit has already been productive as he signed a $20 billion trade deal with Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong Wednesday. Trump also attended a signing ceremony where Boeing signed deals with two Vietnamese airlines worth $15.7 billion.

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