Kremlin: Kim Jong Un to visit Russia "in the second half of April"
The meeting is likely to be held in Vladivostok
/NOVOSTIVL/ North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia later this month, the Kremlin said Thursday, in a meeting that offers President Vladimir Putin an opportunity to emerge as a broker in the long-running nuclear standoff and raise Russia’s profile in regional affairs. This article appeared in the Associated Press.
The Kremlin said in a brief statement Thursday that Kim will visit Russia "in the second half of April" on Putin’s invitation, but gave no further details.
Russian media have been abuzz in recent days with rumors about the first one-to-one meeting between the leaders.
Putin is set to visit China later this month, and some media speculated that he could meet with Kim during a stopover in Vladivostok, the far eastern port city near the border with North Korea.