U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un greeted one another as they kicked off two days of meetings in the Vietnamese capital to discuss the question of Pyongyang's nuclear-weapons and missile programs.
The two leaders shook hands and smiled at Hanoi's five-star Metropole hotel on February 27, before holding a 30-minute one-on-one meeting and sitting down for a dinner with their aides.
"Great meeting and dinner with Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam tonight," Trump tweeted at the end of the first day of their second summit.
Meanwhile, the White House said Trump and Kim are scheduled to sign a joint declaration on the second day of their summit on February 28.
The signing ceremony is scheduled to take place at 2:05 p.m. local time, the White House said.
There were no details on the content of the document.
Trump earlier told reporters he thought the talks would be very successful, while he was “not walking back on denuclearization."
"I am certain that an outcome will be achieved this time that will be welcomed by all people," Kim said. "I will do my best to make that happen."
Trump has sought to find a way to reach some sort of agreement with Kim, the dictator who has presided over a regime that has brutalized its population while also advancing nuclear-weapons programs.
It's the second meeting between the two. Their historic first meeting -- the first between a U.S. president and a North Korean leader -- was held in June 2018 in Singapore.
Since that first meeting, however, there has been little sign of progress.
Trump, Kim Meet In Vietnam For Second North Korea Nuclear Summit