About the Authors
Chad O'Carroll has written on North Korea since 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.
Dagyum Ji was a senior NK News correspondent based in Seoul. She previously worked for Reuters TV.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi for summit meetings on Thursday, media speculated in Vietnam on Tuesday, with the pair likely set to begin by meeting the evening prior for a private dinner event.
DPRK and United States flags were seen flying outside the Metropole’s Opera-facing entrance alongside a Vietnamese flag, NK News observed on Tuesday, though only national and French flags were seen flying at the hotel’s traditional wing.