By Korea.net Special Reporting Team
Hanoi | Feb. 25, 2019
The second North Korea-U.S. summit slated for Feb. 27-28 in Hanoi, Vietnam, has fueled sales of souvenirs and food related to the event in the Vietnamese capital.
A variety of products marking the historic summit were easily seen on Feb. 24 nearby Hoan Kiem Lake, such as printed T-shirts with portraits of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump and hamburgers decorated with the flags of the two leaders’ countries.
One store was crowded with visitors looking at printed T-shirts with the portraits of both leaders and the word “peace” written underneath. Another attraction was T-shirts with portraits of Trump wearing the traditional Vietnamese conical hat non la and Kim featuring his trademark hairstyle.
Souvenir vendor Troung Thanh Duc said he wanted to show his love for peace by making the T-shirts, adding that he had sold about 200 of them since Feb. 20. “It’s great that North Korean leader Kim has opened the door to the development of North Koreans. I believe that both leaders will reach a successful agreement in the second summit, which will bring peace to the world,” he said.
Many reporters and tourists also visited the Durty Bird, a restaurant serving themed burgers to celebrate the second Kim-Trump summit.
Manager Greg Clarke said the names of the burgers “The Durty Trump” and “The Kim Jong Yum” were inspired by the restaurant’s name. “The second North Korea-U.S. summit is the biggest event in Vietnamese history, so we wanted to show something special and fun. We also wish for a successful summit and world peace,” he added.