El gráfico examina las razones tras la decisión de elegir Hanoi como sede de la cumbre.


¿Por qué Vietnam para la segunda cumbre Trump-Kim?

February 27, 2019 - February 28, 2019 - Vietnam, un régimen comunista pero con inclinaciones capitalistas, es el país anfitrión de la segunda cumbre entre el presidente de EUA Donald Trump y el líder norcoreano Kim Jong-un.

Washington’s goal for the Feb. 27-28 talks is for North Korea to agree give up its nuclear weapons. North Korea frames the issue more broadly, seeking a removal of the “nuclear threat” from U.S. military forces in South Korea.

Host Vietnam hopes to boost its diplomatic leverage against its powerful neighbour, China, which contests waters in the South China Sea claimed by Vietnam.

But Vietnam’s history as a U.S. adversary that transitioned on its own terms to a dynamic free-market economy under a communist political system suggests a larger meaning for the summit.

PUBLISHED: 12/02/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images