Putin invites North Korea's Kim to visit Russia in September

Moscow has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Russia in September for talks, it comes as Pyongyang and Washington prepare for a crucial meeting in early June.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Russia during its Eastern Economic Forum.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Russia during its Eastern Economic Forum.PHOTO: AFP

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Russian President Vladimir Putin invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to travel to Russia in September, RIA news agency reported on Monday (June 4), citing Mr Ivan Melnikov, a deputy Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who visited Pyongyang last week, passed the North Korean leader an invitation from Mr Putin to visit Russia during its Eastern Economic Forum, which is held in Vladivostok every year, Mr Melnikov said.