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Trump-Kim Hanoi summit: From foe to friend - Vietnam shows the way

Trump driving home message that N. Korea could be the next Vietnam

North Korea could be the next Vietnam - a foe turned friend of the United States that is now prospering after their ties were normalised.

Analysts said that is the message US President Donald Trump tried to drive home to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un yesterday - just hours before their scheduled dinner meeting.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 28, 2019, with the headline 'From foe to friend - Vietnam shows the way'. Print Edition | Subscribe