Russian Foreign Minister to Visit North Korea

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Moscow (April 11, 2018): Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Pyongyang after accepting a formal invitation from the country’s top diplomat, the latest in a series of outreaches by North Korea.

CNN reports that Lavrov said on Tuesday after a meeting with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho in Moscow that, “We are very happy about the invitation which we have received to visit Pyongyang.”Lavrov said that Russia welcomes Kim’s plan to meet with the South Korean president and U.S. President Donald Trump as a step toward resolving the tensions around North Korea’s nuclear program.

Kim visited Beijing last month to meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping — the first time Kim has left the North since assuming power in 2011. It was also his first meeting with another head of state.The invitation to the Russian foreign minister comes amid a diplomatic outreach by Pyongyang ahead of a series of historic summits on the Korean Peninsula.

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