HANOI - For sufferers of nuclear anxiety, how about a little dried persimmon punch to settle the stomach?
North Korean chefs helped prepare the dinner shared by US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their first meeting in Hanoi on Wednesday (Feb 27), two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Trump and Kim met in the Vietnamese capital for the second summit since their first historic meeting in June last year and had dinner at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in the centre of Hanoi.
"Great meetings and dinner tonight in Vietnam with Kim Jong Un of North Korea," Trump said in a post on social network Twitter late on Wednesday.
Chefs from North Korea worked together with staff at the colonial-era hotel to create a medley of Western and Korean dishes for the two leaders as they chewed over their differences, the two sources said.