US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un have begun their high-profile second summit in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi.
They shook hands for the media before holding talks and having dinner at the five-star Metropole hotel.
They discussed a roadmap for ridding the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons in two days of talks.
There has been little progress on that and other issues since the first Trump-Kim summit in Singapore last year.
Trump said he thought this latest meeting would be “very successful” and denied he was “walking back” on denuclearisation.
Asked whether a formal end to the Korean War might be declared, he said they will see.
He said he looked forward to helping Kim achieve a “tremendous” economic future for his country.
Kim, whom the US president described as a “great leader”, said he was confident there would be an excellent outcome that everyone will be about.