U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planning to meet one-on-one during their summit in Vietnam next week, senior U.S. administration officials said, adding that it would be "similar" to Trump and Kim’s first meeting last year.
"It’s going to be similar in format to what you saw last June 12 in Singapore. There will be an opportunity for the two leaders to see one another one-on-one, to share a meal and engage in expanded meetings of their respective delegations," the Hill cited the official as saying.
"I don’t know if North Korea has made the choice yet to denuclearize, but the reason why we’re engaged in this is because we believe there’s a possibility that North Korea could make the choice to fully denuclearize," one of the officials said.
The official also said the administration is not looking for a step-by-step process for North Korea’s denuclearization, saying "we need to move very quickly" and "in very big bites."
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are scheduled to hold their second summit on February 27-28 in Hanoi with a goal of building off the joint statement they signed at their first meeting last year in Singapore.