President Trump announced Tuesday night during his State of the Union address that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet later this month in Vietnam.
“As part of a bold new diplomacy, we continue our historic push for peace on the Korean Peninsula,” Trump said. “Our hostages have come home, nuclear testing has stopped, and there has not been a missile launch in more than 15 months.”
“If I had not been elected president of the United States, we would right now, in my opinion, be in a major war with North Korea,” Trump went on to claim. “Much work remains to be done, but my relationship with Kim Jong Un is a good one. Chairman Kim and I will meet again on February 27 and 28 in Vietnam.”
The president did not share the specific city where the summit will be held, but sources told Fox News it would likely be in Da Nang.
Last month, the White House announced that a second summit between the two was imminent, following a meeting with top North Korean official Kim Jong Chol in the Oval Office.