Just when the negotiations on the nuclear issue with statistics You United are at a standstill, North Korea shows signs of rapprochement with Russia. The Kremlin confirmed Tuesday (23.04.2019) that President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting with North Korean Supreme leader Kim Jong – un, after several days of speculation about the date and place of the first meeting between the two.
«April 25 in Vladivostok, our President will hold talks with the President of the Commission of State Affairs of the Democratic People Republic of Korea, Kim Jong – un, which will reach the country on an official visit», told reporters the Advisor to Putin, Yuri Ushakov, who announced that the discussion would focus on the «settlement of the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula» through political and diplomatic means.
The meeting is considered by Russia «a key event in the bilateral relations» between the two countries. Earlier, Pyongyang had anticipated that Kim would visit Russia «by invitation» of President Putin. The Russian Agency Ria Novosti said that the train of the North Korean leader will reach station Vladivostok, in the Russian Far East District, on Wednesday at 18:00 local (08 H 00 GMT).
According to the first reports, the Summit will begin with a bilateral meeting between the two leaders and will continue with a meeting with delegations from both sides and an official reception. The Kommersant newspaper indicates that Kim plans to conduct sightseeing in Vladivostok once you finish the meeting with Putin, by what will leave the city on Friday and not the day of the Summit.
The visit of Kim to Russia takes place less than two months after the second Summit between Kim Jong – an and the U.S. President Donald Trump, organized in Hanoi and which ended without agreement on the fate of North Korean nuclear arsenal. From this same day, in different areas of Vladivostok already flags of both countries were, and there are road works which permit the passage of the limousine of the leader of North Korea.