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Kremlin says North Korea's Kim Jong-un could visit Russia in 2019

Last month, the Kremlin said Putin had extended an invitation to Kim to visit Russia and that Moscow was working on the details of where and when that meeting could happen

AP | PTI  |  Moscow 

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

The Kremlin says it hopes that North Korean leader Un will visit next year.

Russian President Vladimir Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, said Wednesday that "I hope the visit could be possible next year." The announcement contrasted with earlier Kremlin statements that Kim was expected to visit this fall.

Last month, the Kremlin said Putin had extended an invitation to Kim to visit and that was working on the details of where and when that meeting could happen.

North entered talks with the US and South earlier this year, saying it's willing to negotiate away its advancing nuclear arsenal. Nuclear diplomacy later stalled because of suspicions over how sincere North is about its disarmament pledge.

First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 21:10 IST
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