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Vladimir Putin receives North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s special envoy

November 18, 2014, 20:47 UTC+3
According to Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov, Choe Ryong Hae has brought a message from the North Korean leader
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Choe Ryong-hae

Choe Ryong-hae

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MOSCOW, November 18. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin received North Korean leader  Kim Jong-un’s special envoy, a high-ranking member of the ruling Workers' Party, Choe Ryong Hae, Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

According to Peskov, Choe Ryong Hae has brought a message from the North Korean leader.

On Monday, a source in the Russia foreign ministry told TASS that the North Korean envoy would discuss a traditional range of topics. “The agenda has not been agreed in detail, but there is a traditional range of topics, such as bilateral relations, international problems, naturally, with a focus on nuclear-related topics.”

Choe Ryong Hae arrived in Russia on Monday, November 17 for a seven-day visit. Apart from Moscow, he plans to visit Russia’s Far Eastern cities of Khabarovsk and Vladivostok.

This is a third visit by a top-ranking North Korean official to Moscow over this year. In February, President of the Supreme People’s Assembly Presidium Kim Yong Nam visited Moscow and in October, North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong paid a visit to Russia after a four-year break.

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