Amid speculation that South Korea may be sidelined in related negotiations, South Korea's chief nuclear envoy, Lee Do-hoon, visited Hanoi on Friday for consultations with Biegun to coordinate a negotiation strategy.
"The constituents whom we represent would very likely welcome another presidential summit with Chairman Kim ..."
"Eventually, we are going to need a full declaration in order to complete the process of denuclearisation, though I expect that will come well before the end".
He has even sculpted a six-foot statue of the brash U.S. leader, and while Binh's admiration for the reclusive Kim who has overseen North Korea's nuclear ambitions has been slower to emerge, he has grown fond of him.
FILE - Intercontinental ballistic missiles are seen at a grand military parade celebrating the 70th founding anniversary of the Korean People's Army at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) Feb. 9, 2018.
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"I don't know if North Korea has made the choice yet to denuclearise but the reason why we're engaged in this is we believe there is the possibility that North Korea will make the choice to fully denuclearise", he added.
It was not clear if Kim would take the thousands of km (miles) journey from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, through China to the Vietnamese border, or first fly to a nearby Chinese city and then take the train.
"The most effective way (to resolve the issue) is for Trump to tell Kim the families' feelings", said Sakie Yokota, 83, the mother of Megumi Yokota, who was abducted to North Korea in 1977 when she was 13.
North Korea has warned that it is facing a food shortfall of some 1.4 million tonnes this year, forcing the regime to nearly halve rations. We have to reduce the threat of a nuclear-armed North Korea.
"When I paint him, I feel like I understand his inner feelings through his eyes, his face", the 36-year-old artist said, standing next to several easels displaying his technicolor works.
Huy's father To Thanh Tan told VnExpress that his family has received at least five to 10 messages a day from both local and foreign news channels, asking for permission to shoot Huy at the barber shop where he got his Kim Jong-un style haircut. He's widely expected to arrive in Hanoi on Monday or Tuesday amid the strong possibility that he will meet with Vietnamese leaders ahead of the summit with Trump.