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Kim, Trump end 2nd summit without deal in Hanoi, Vietnam

By Pan Mengqi, Zhou Jin and Guo Rong | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-02-28 10:00

Feb 28

22:20 Beijing Time

Moscow welcomed the intention of both Trump and Kim to continue bilateral dialogue on the Korean Peninsula's situation.

19:45 Beijing Time

Foreign Minister Wang Yi said difficulties still exist as the DPRK-US talks touch deep-seated problems, but prospects were worth exploring.

19:21 Beijing Time

Kim and Trump made more meaningful progress in their second summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, the Republic of Korea's presidential Blue House said.

16:00 Beijing Time

Beijing said on Thursday it hopes dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington will continue after the two sides failed to reach an agreement at their summit in Vietnam.

15:50 Beijing Time

US President Donald Trump wrapped up the press conference at the Marriott hotel in Hanoi. Trump will fly back to Washington.

15:20 Beijing Time

Trump met the press at his hotel after second summit with DPRK top leader Kim Jong-un.

14:40 Beijing Time

Kim and Trump did not reach an agreement at the end of two days of meetings.

Both leaders left their Vietnam meeting early and canceled a planned signing ceremony.

14:10 Beijing Time

A planned working lunch between Trump and Kim was canceled.

Journalists at the media center watch live broadcast of top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong-un meeting with US President Donald Trump in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Feb 28, 2019. Roy Liu / China Daily

10:50 Beijing Time

Kim and Trump took a brief walkabout after their one-on-one meeting, before they were joined by officials for an expanded bilateral meeting.

10:10 Beijing Time

Trump and Kim met for the second day at the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi.

Trump said that he is in "no rush" with the DPRK, suggesting a long road ahead to denuclearization, when answering questions ahead of their bilateral discussion.

Feb 27

Kim and Trump left the Metropole Hotel Updated at 21:35 Beijing Time

Kim and Trump, accompanied by some of their top aides, have begun their social dinner Updated at 20:20 Beijing Time

The pair started a one-on-one meeting with their translators after the photo session Updated at 19:40 Beijing Time

The two leaders greeted each other with warm smiles and shook hands for several seconds Updated at 19:30 Beijing Time

US President Donald Trump and DPRK top leader Kim Jong-un shake hands before their one-on-one chat during the second US-DPRK summit at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 27, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

Kim-Trump summit: What's in store today?

A gap remained between what the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) wanted and what the United States wanted, US President Donald Trump said at a press conference on Thursday, explaining the no-deal end to his second summit with the DPRK's top leader Kim Jong-un.

Trump and Kim started the two-day summit Wednesday night with a brief one-on-one chat and a dinner and continued their discussions the following day on concrete ways for peace and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

The two leaders were originally scheduled to share events -- a working lunch and a signing ceremony for a possible joint statement -- at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, but the events were cancelled with no agreement reached, according to the White House.

US President Donald Trump and DPRK top leader Kim Jong-un take a walk after their one-on-one talk at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel, Feb 28, 2019, in Hanoi.[Photo/IC]

After coming back to the J. W. Marriot Hotel, Trump told the press conference that Kim had a certain vision which was not exactly the same as his, though their visions got "much closer" than they were a year ago.

"We have to walk... There is a gap," Trump said.

There are no comments available from the DPRK for now.

Beijing said on Thursday it hopes dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington will continue after the two sides failed to reach an agreement at their summit in Vietnam.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a regular news briefing that China hopes the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the United States will respect each other's reasonable concerns and continue to show sincerity.

China is willing to continue to play a constructive role, he added.

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