MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. Moscow still cannot give the exact date of a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un but the preparations for the summit are at the concluding stage, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.
"Indeed, the meeting is being prepared and the preparations have entered the final stage. The encounter will take place before the end of April," the Kremlin spokesman said.
Putin’s spokesman declined to specify the summit’s date or disclose any other details. Thus, Peskov recommended journalists to "ask Pyongyang" about how many days the North Korean leader’s visit to Russia would last.
"Unfortunately, I cannot give you more information except for what we stated before. There is no new information," Putin’s spokesman said.
The Kremlin spokesman earlier said that Moscow was not disclosing so far the venue and the exact time of the two leaders’ upcoming meeting for security reasons. The Russian presidential spokesman also assured journalists that the encounter would take place on the territory of Russia.
The Kremlin’s press office reported on April 18 that Russian President Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would hold a meeting in Russia until the end of this month. According to the data of South Korea’s Yonhap news agency, the summit may take place in Vladivostok in the Russian Far East.