Putin, Kim to meet on April 25 in Russia's Vladivostok: Kremlin aide

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-23 22:48:19|Editor: Xiaoxia
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Photo taken on April 23, 2019 shows the gate of Far East Federal University in Vladivostok, Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin and the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un will meet on Thursday in Russia's Far East city of Vladivostok, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said Tuesday. (Xinhua/Bai Xueqi)

MOSCOW, April 23 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un will meet on Thursday in Russia's Far East city of Vladivostok, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said Tuesday.

"This meeting will be the first contact between our president and the DPRK leader," the RIA Novosti news agency quoted Ushakov as telling reporters.

The talks will be held in a one-on-one manner before extended negotiations between delegations and an official reception, Ushakov said.

The talks will be primarily focused on a political and diplomatic solution to the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, he said.

Ushakov said Russia intends to help maintain stability on the Korean Peninsula in every way, and will work together with other involved countries on "creating prerequisites and a favorable atmosphere for achieving serious agreements to resolve the Korean Peninsula problem."

The participants do not yet plan to sign any document or make a joint statement, Ushakov said.

Putin will meet Kim on his way to the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation to be held on April 25-27 in Beijing.

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