Feb 28, 2019
Pyongyang, February 28 (KCNA) -- Supreme Leader of the Party, state and army Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, had a meeting, one-on-one chat and dinner with Donald J. Trump, president of the United States of America.
The historic second DPRK-U.S. summit and talks began in Hanoi, Vietnam thanks to the ardent wishes, active efforts and extraordinary determination of the top leaders of the DPRK and the USA to end the evil cycle of confrontation and antagonism and keep pace with the era of peace and prosperity that has newly arrived.
The historic second meeting of the top leaders of the two countries began at 18:30, February 27, local time, followed by one-on-one chat and dinner.
Kim Jong Un arrived at Metropole Hotel, the place of the meeting with the president of the USA, on his car, escorted by guard vehicles.
The national flags of the DPRK and the USA were displayed side by side in La Veranda conference room of Metropole Hotel where the top leaders of the two countries were slated to meet.
Kim Jong Un met Donald J. Trump in 8 months and exchanged firm handshakes with him.
They had a photo taken against the national flags of the two countries.
The top leaders of the two countries who deepened their friendly feelings through the Singapore summit last year and such occasions as subsequent exchanges of several personal letters exchanged warm greetings and made well-wishing remarks.
Kim Jong Un said that mistrust, misunderstanding, hostility and old practices tried to stop our ways but we broke and overcame all of them and again walked towards each other to finally reach Hanoi in 260 days. He added that this period required lots of deep thinking, efforts and patience than ever before and that excellent results wished by all will be made in the talks and he would do his best to this end.
President Trump said that he was honored and happy to meet Chairman Kim Jong Un again and that he was sure that the talks would be very successful, noting they had very nice relations with each other.
Then they had one-on-one pleasant chat to have a candid and honest dialogue.
At the end of the one-on-one chat, they had a social dinner.
Present there from the DPRK side were Kim Yong Chol, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, and Ri Yong Ho, foreign minister, and from the U.S. side were Mike Pompeo, secretary of State of the U.S., and Mick Mulvaney, acting White House chief of staff.
The dinner was held in an amicable atmosphere with the top leaders of the DPRK and the U.S. and other figures of the two countries sat at a round table in a friendly way. At the dinner, considerable progress made in the bilateral relations after the Singapore summit were highly appreciated and sincere and deep opinions were exchanged with a view to making comprehensive and epoch-making results in the talks in order to meet the interest and expectation of the whole world for the successful Hanoi summit.
Kim Jong Un said goodbye to Trump after the dinner.
Kim Jong Un completed the first-day schedule of the historic second DPRK-U.S. summit talks and left for Melia Hotel.
The top leaders of the two countries will continue their summit on Thursday. -0-