In this May 31, 2018 photo, leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un, right, and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov walk during a meeting in Pyongyang, DPRK. (VALERY SHARIFULIN/TASS NEWS AGENCY POOL PHOTO VIA AP)
MOSCOW — The Kremlin says it hopes that leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong-un, will visit Russia next year.
I hope the visit could be possible next year.
Yuri Ushakov, Foreign affairs adviser to the Russian President
Russian President Vladimir Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, said Wednesday that "I hope the visit could be possible next year."
The Kremlin earlier said Kim was expected to visit Russia this fall.
Last month, the Kremlin said Putin had extended an invitation to Kim to visit Russia and that Moscow was working on the details of where and when that meeting could happen.
The DPRK entered talks with the US and the Republic of Korea earlier this year, saying it's willing to negotiate away its advancing nuclear arsenal. Nuclear diplomacy later stalled because of suspicions over how sincere the DPRK is about its disarmament pledge.
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