Kim to meet Putin in Russia in late April

18th April, 2019 10:37:44 printer

MOSCOW: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia in late April for his first meeting with President Vladimir Putin, Moscow said Thursday, reports AFP.

“Following an invitation from Vladimir Putin... Kim Jong Un will visit Russia in the second half of April,” the Kremlin said in a statement on its website.

The announcement comes after North Korea announced it had tested a new tactical weapon with a “powerful warhead”, as denuclearisation talks with Washington appear to stall.

The Kremlin did not provide details on the exact date or location of the meeting, but Russian, South Korean and Japanese media earlier reported it would be in Russia’s Far East.