2nd LD Writethru: Kim, Trump start talks for 2nd day of summit

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HANOI, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday started their talks for a second day here to hammer out a deal for peace on and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Kim and Trump sat down again at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, where the two leaders had a brief one-on-one chat and a dinner for about two hours Wednesday night.

Before launching their second one-on-one closed-door talks, Trump said sitting beside Kim that they had very good discussion at the dinner, forecasting they would make a "fantastic success" during the second day of talks.

Kim said he will try his best to bring a "good result" in his meeting with Trump. They made the remarks in front of journalists, with flags of the DPRK and the United States standing behind them.

After the short Q&A session with journalists, Kim and Trump sat one-on-one at the negotiating table for about half an hour, with only translators being present.

The two leaders were seen on a live broadcast taking a stroll along an aisle in the courtyard of the hotel, with only the two interpreters following them.

At the end of the aisle, Kim and Trump met their close aides and shook hands with them, who were U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of the DPRK's ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) Central Committee.

After the intimate stroll and the one-on-one sit-down, Kim and Trump began an "extended" meeting joined by their aides.

The DPRK's state-run Korean Central News Agency said early Thursday that the two leaders exchanged "sincere and deep opinions" at Wednesday's dinner meeting to make "comprehensive and epoch-making results" in the Hanoi summit.

The second Kim-Trump summit came about eight months after the first in Singapore in June last year.

The two leaders were forecast to discuss concrete ways to achieve the "comprehensive" agreements reached in the Singapore summit, including the peace and complete denuclearization of the peninsula and the establishment of new relations between Pyongyang and Washington. Enditem

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