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Japan-North Korea summit may be held in June — newspaper

March 29, 3:33 UTC+3 TOKYO

North Korea, Asahi writes, is looking at a possibility of organizing separate meetings with all the parties to the six-lateral talks, including Russia

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TOKYO, March 29. /TASS/. A summit meeting between Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may take place already this June, Asahi reported on Thursday.

According to the newspaper, this matter was discussed at a recent session of Kim Jong-un’s Worker’s Party of Korea. If actually organized, this will be the first Japan-North Korea summit since December 2011.

North Korea, Asahi writes, is looking at a possibility of organizing separate meetings with all the parties to the six-lateral talks, including Russia.

Meanwhile, Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday a possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was not being looked at. "So far, a Russian-North Korean summit is not on the agenda. The Russian president has no such plans. Such a summit is not currently looked at," he said.

The North Korean leader visited Beijing on March 25-28. 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.

The trip to China was the first foreign visit for Kim Jong-un since taking the reins of power after his father’s death in 2011.

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