February 26, 2019 | 07:53 pm GMT+7

US President Donald Trump arrives in Hanoi

President Trump arrived at the Noi Bai International Airport at 9 p.m. Tuesday for the much awaited summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

  • 21h45

    President Trump arrives at the JW Marriott Hotel. The two-day summit between him and Kim Jong-un will begin tomorrow.

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    Photo by Phong Vinh

  • 21h30

    Hundreds of locals stand along Tran Duy Hung Street with cellphones and flags, Vietnamese and American, to cheer Trump.

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    Photo by Tat Dinh

  • 21h30

    The Trump's escort team passes through the brightly lit Nhat Tan Bridge.

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    Photo by Lam Thoa

  • 21h20

    The presidential car on Vo Nguyen Giap Street.

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    Photo by Vu Anh

  • 21h15

    The president's escort team leaves the airport for JW Marriott Hotel.

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    Photo by Lam Thoa

  • 21h14

    The presidential car leaves the airport for JW Marriott Hotel.

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    Photo by Ba Do

  • 21h11
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    President Donald Trump waves before getting into his car to leave Noi Bai Airport. Photo by Ngoc Thanh

  • 21h07

    President Trump steps out of Air Force One.

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    Photo by Ngoc Thanh

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    Trump is welcomed by Hanoi Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung and other senior officials on arrival.

  • 21h05

    A crowd in front of Marriott hotel where Trump will stay.

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    Photo by Pham Du

    Security forces in front of the hotel

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    Photo by Phong Vinh

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    Ceremonial Guards line up to receive President Trump at Noi Bai Airport. Photo by Ngoc Thanh

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    Photo by Ngoc Thanh

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet face-to-face in Hanoi on Wednesday and Thursday, eight months after their historic summit in Singapore in June, the first between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader, at which they pledged to work towards denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

Trump will not pay a state visit to Vietnam on this occasion, but will meet with Vietnamese top officials to discuss bilateral trade and other "important matters," Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Le Hoai Trung told the press on Monday.

This will be Trump's second trip to Vietnam, after the first in November 2017 when he attended the APEC summit in Da Nang and paid a state visit to Hanoi.

Before leaving the U.S., Trump had tweeted: "I will be leaving for Hanoi, Vietnam early tomorrow for a summit with Kim Jong-un of North Korea where we both expect a continuation of the progress made at first Summit in Singapore, Denuclearization?"