Vietnam Most Likely Venue for U.S.-N.Korea Summit

  • By Jeong Woo-sang

    January 21, 2019 12:01

    Da Nang, Vietnam is the most likely venue for the next U.S.-North Korea summit, which expected in late February.

    Both Vietnam and Thailand had been mooted, but Bangkok is a security nightmare, and in Vietnam scenic Da Nang presents less of a security challenge than the frantic capital Hanoi.

    The Intercontinental Da Nang Sun Peninsula Resort is 30 minutes by car from downtown and is surrounded by beaches and hills that make it relatively easy to control.

    A diplomatic source said the two or three entryways to the hotel compound can be easily blocked off. Experts also believe Da Nang was chosen since it could serve as a model for North Korea's Wonsan-Kalma coastal tourist zone, which Kim has high hopes of developing.

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