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Kremlin: Potential Putin-Kim Jong-un meeting not on agenda yet

March 28, 2018, 12:41 UTC+3

The North Korean leader visited Beijing on March 25-28

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MOSCOW, March 28. /TASS/. A potential meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is not under discussion now, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.

"The issue of (organizing - TASS) a Russian-North Korean summit is not on the agenda so far, Russian President has no such plans," he said, adding that "currently a summit like this is not being discussed."

The North Korean leader visited Beijing on March 25-28. It was his first foreign visit since taking the reins of power after his father’s death in 2011. The North Korean leader’s wife Ri Sol-ju accompanied him during the visit.

During the trip, Kim Jong-un held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. According to Xi Jinping, Kim Jong-un’s visit shows the great importance that the North Korean leader attaches to the development of relations with China.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said later that Moscow views the visit of North Korean leader to Beijing as an important step towards consolidating progress in the situation around the Korean Peninsula. The ministry also confirmed readiness to continue close cooperation with Chinese partners and "make active efforts" to contribute to settling regional problems by peaceful political and diplomatic means through "a direct dialogue between all parties involved.".

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