The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Vietnam moved the press center for the US journalists from the Melia Hanoi Hotel, where during a visit to Hanoi placed the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN.
According to the Agency, the place of work for “hundreds of American journalists” from the press pool of the White House, who arrived in Vietnam to cover the second meeting of the US President and North Korean leader, was moved to the Palace of culture and labor, located a few blocks from the Melia hotel.
Earlier, a hotel employee told that White House press center was organized on the third floor of Melia, and a whole room was reserved for Kim Jong-UN’s delegation on the floor below.
Despite the rivalry between media representatives and government organizations for hotel space, Melia Hotel remained the headquarters of American journalists until the last moment. Everything changed when Kim Jong-UN got off the armored train that took him to Vietnam, less than 24 hours before the summit.
Information about how to deal with journalists who have booked rooms for accommodation in the same hotel, does not have, however, recalls that during the first meeting of trump and Kim Jong-UN in Singapore in the summer of 2018, guests of the hotel where Kim Jong-UN stayed, seized phones. Reuters reporter was asked to leave the hotel lobby before the arrival of the leader of the DPRK.
The second meeting of Kim Jong-UN and Donald Trump will be held in Hanoi on February 27-28. It is expected that the main topic of the talks will be the discussion of the future of the North Korean nuclear program.
Earlier there was reported that the hotel was completely closed for the duration of Kim Jong-UN’s stay, and around the building of the security service of Vietnam put a few armored cars.
Melia Hotel is located in the center of Hanoi and consists of two 22-storey towers connected by a common lobby. The hotel has a presidential suite, where at different times stayed Cuban leader Fidel Castro, the President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, members of the Royal families of Brunei, Great Britain, Spain, Cambodia and Thailand.