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US-DPRK Summit 2019: US President leaves Vietnam

US President Donald Trump left Vietnam in the afternoon of February 28, soon after a press conference following his meeting with DPRK leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi.

During his stay in Vietnam, President Trump held talks with General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong, and a meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

At the meetings, the two sides agreed on the need to continue maintaining high-level meetings and delegation exchanges; reinforcing existing dialogue mechanisms; and supporting bilateral cooperation in dealing with the aftermaths of war, including the dioxin detoxification in Bien Hoa airport.

They concurred to continue promoting economic, trade, and investment partnership on a win-win basis.

Both Vietnam and the US support the settlement of East Sea disputes through peaceful measures in line with international law, including the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS); with full respect for diplomatic and legal processes, and full and effective implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC). They both conveyed hope for the early signing of a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).

On the occasion, the two leaders witnessed the signing of a number of important economic cooperation agreements, worth a total of 21 billion USD.

The much-anticipated second meeting of US President Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong-un came to no agreement.

At the press conference following the summit, President Trump revealed the possibility of soon being able to inspect nuclear facilities of the DPRK. He said that no additional sanction measures will be applied to the DPRK.

President Trump is supposed to make phone calls to President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to inform them of the results of the second DPRK-USA Hanoi Summit.