Trump: June 12 summit possible
Trump: June 12 summit possible

Hanoi summit : Trump is in no rush for deal

Agency News

Hanoi, Feb 28: US President Donald Trump on Thursday said he is not in a rush for a deal with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un on the second and final day talks on nuclear disarmament.

"There's no rush. We want to do the right deal," Mr Trump said. "I've been saying very much from the beginning that speed is not that important to me. I very much appreciate no testing of nuclear rockets, missiles, any of it', Trump further said.

According to the US President, he had "great respect" for Kim and that their relationship was "very strong". He repeated that North Korea could be "an economic powerhouse" if the talks went well.

"It's early to tell, but from my instincts, I do have a feeling that good results will emerge’, The North Korean Leader said, as reported by BBC.

The leaders held a series of meetings at the Metropole hotel in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi. They emerged from their first session after about 30 minutes and took a brief stroll in the courtyard.

A "joint agreement signing ceremony" will be held at the end of the meetings and Mr Trump is scheduled to give a news conference at 15:50 local time (08:50 GMT).

The first summit last June in Singapore between two leaders who had previously only exchanged vitriol was certainly a historic moment. Now, they are both very conscious of the need to answer their critics with signs of concrete progress. UNI