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Russia is preparing for a summit with North Korea

However, there are no specific details of the meeting

Photo: Bloomberg

/NOVOSTIVL/ Russia is preparing for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s first summit with President Vladimir Putin, setting the stage for consultations between the long-time allies after Kim’s nuclear talks with the U.S. broke down. This article appeared in the Bloomberg.

Russian officials told a South Korean diplomatic delegation visiting Moscow this week that plans were being made for a summit but offered no details on a time or place, South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

South Korea’s Maeil Business Newspaper reported Tuesday that Putin and Kim’s summit will likely take place April 24 in Vladivostok, before Putin’s April 26-27 visit to Beijing to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Maeil didn’t say where it got its information.

South Korea’s Vice Foreign Minister Cho Hyun met with Russian First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Vladimir Titov. Cho told reporters both men thought the collapsed February summit between Kim and President Donald Trump in Hanoi "was not a failure" and that denuclearization talks should be pursued, South Korea’s Yonhap News reported.