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Kremlin welcomes start of 'direct dialogue' at Kim-Trump summit

AFP  |  Moscow 

The Kremlin today said it welcomed the unprecedented meeting between US and North Korean leader Un as the start of direct dialogue.

"Just the fact that such a meeting took place and direct first-hand dialogue was started can only be welcomed," Kremlin told journalists.

The Kremlin said the meeting "proved correct the Russian side and Vladimir Putin, who said there is no alternative to political and diplomatic methods to resolve the problem on the and the only way is direct dialogue, which we are seeing now."

Such meetings, whatever their results, "help reduce tensions on the peninsula and move the situation away from that critical point where it was literally a few months ago," Peskov said.

"This can only be a cause of satisfaction." But the actual results of Kim and Trump's meeting remain to be seen, Peskov said, adding that such ingrained problems could not be resolved immediately.

maintains fairly close ties with North Korea, with which it shares a short land border.

praised a summit between the leaders of the two Koreas at the border in April as a positive step.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 14:05 IST