HANOI, Feb. 27 (CGTN) -- U.S. President Donald Trump met Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong on Wednesday upon the second summit with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump thanked Vietnam for hosting the summit during the meeting with Trong. The two leaders also attended a signing ceremony for commercial trade agreements, in which two Vietnamese carriers signed deals with Boeing Co for deals of more than 15 billion U.S. dollars.
VietJet signed firm order to buy 100 new Boeing 737 Max planes worth 12.7 billion U.S. dollars at list prices. Bamboo Airways signed another order to buy 10 Boeing 787 planes worth 2.9 billion U.S. dollars.
Trump said that he appreciated the commercial order that Vietnam had made as well as the fact that the U.S. trade deficit with the Southeast Asian nation was coming down.
At the luncheon with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and other officials, Trump also expressed his eagerness for Wednesday evening, the time he was scheduled to meet with Kim. According to Trump, the DPRK leader "wants something great."
The U.S. president arrived in Hanoi on Tuesday evening, and he is scheduled to meet with Kim for a one-on-one meeting on Wednesday.