Putin tells Kim he wants to support 'positive' efforts on Korean peninsula

April 25, 2019 | 12:38
Russian President Vladimir Putin told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday (Apr 25) that he supports ongoing efforts to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula and wants to boost economic ties.
putin tells kim he wants to support positive efforts on korean peninsula
Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shake hands during their meeting in Vladivostok, Russia on Apr 25, 2019. (Photo source: Reuters/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

"I am confident that your visit today to Russia ... will help us to better understand how we can resolve the situation on the Korean peninsula and what Russia can do to support the positive processes that are currently taking place," Putin said as the two began their first-ever talks in Russia's Far East.

"In terms of bilateral relations, we have a lot to do to develop economic relations," Putin added.

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