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Trump-Kim summit: US president doesn't rule out peace treaty with N Korea


Hanoi, Feb 28: US President Donald Trump had his second summit with North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, on Wednesday, February 27, and on the occasion, he did not rule out the possibility of Washington and Pyongyang signing a peace treaty to formally conclude the Korean War (1950-53) on the outcomes of the summit, Russia's TASS news agency reported.

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam

"We'll see," Trump replied when asked about the same.

The two leaders met for a one-on-one chat followed by dinner and there, both had pleasing words about the other. While Kim said together, Pyongyang and Washington overcome problems and distrust, Trump called the former "a great leader".

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During the Korean War that took place at the height of the Cold War, the US supported South Korea and its forces took part in combat activities as part of the United Nations' troops.

The hostilities ended in July 1953 with a peace treaty signed between North Korea and the UN coalition headed by the US. However, no peace treaty was signed ever between the direct participants of the hostilities and hence the two Koreas remain technically at war even today.

The first summit between Trump and Kim took place in Singapore in June last year where the two parties signed a joint document in which North Korea showed commitment towards denuclearising the Korean Peninsula. On Wednesday, Trump called the first meeting as a "success".

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