What is the point of second Trump-Kim summit?

There has been scant evidence of progress on central issue of denuclearisation since the Singapore summit last June

United States President Donald Trump is set to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in less than three weeks, yet the biggest question hanging over the leaders' second summit is why they are even having it.

Since their historic face-to-face meeting in Singapore eight months ago, North Korea has made little progress towards giving up its nuclear weapons and continues to do what it can to evade sanctions.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 12, 2019, with the headline 'What is the point of second Trump-Kim summit?'. Print Edition | Subscribe