Kim Jong-un confirms his intention to visit Russia
During a meeting with the Russian Federation Council Chairperson Valentina Matviyenko, the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un confirmed his readiness to visit Russia,RIA Novosti reports.
“He said he does not want to postpone this meeting and now through diplomatic channels, the process of setting a time and place for the visit can begin,” noted Matviyenko.
At the same time, she added that because of a tight schedule, Kim Jong-un cannot visit the Eastern Economic Forum, to which Russian President Vladimir Putin invited him.
Matviyenko came to Pyongyang to represent Russia at the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the DPRK. In May, Kim Jong-un met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. This was the first official meeting of Russian authorities with the current head of the DPRK.
The leaders of North and South Korea will meet on 18-20 September. This will be the third inter-Korean summit this year.