Putin, Kim start talks in Russia's Vladivostok

2019-04-25 06:45:41 GMT2019-04-25 14:45:41(Beijing Time) Xinhua English
Russian President Vladimir Putin (2nd R) meets with top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un in Vladivostok, Russia, April 25, 2019. Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un started their meeting at Far Eastern Federal University on the Russky Island Thursday. (Xinhua/Bai Xueqi) Russian President Vladimir Putin (2nd R) meets with top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un in Vladivostok, Russia, April 25, 2019. Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un started their meeting at Far Eastern Federal University on the Russky Island Thursday. (Xinhua/Bai Xueqi)
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un in Vladivostok, Russia, April 25, 2019. (Xinhua/Sputnik) Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un in Vladivostok, Russia, April 25, 2019. (Xinhua/Sputnik)
People watch a TV live broadcast on the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un in Vladivostok, Russia, April 25, 2019. (Xinhua/Bai Xueqi) People watch a TV live broadcast on the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un in Vladivostok, Russia, April 25, 2019. (Xinhua/Bai Xueqi)
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un in Vladivostok, Russia, April 25, 2019. (Xinhua/Sputnik) Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un in Vladivostok, Russia, April 25, 2019. (Xinhua/Sputnik)

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, April 25 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un started their first meeting at Russia's Far Eastern Federal University on the Russky Island here on Thursday.

In his opening remarks, Putin expressed confidence that Kim's visit will help resolve the situation on the Korean Peninsula, adding that Moscow welcomes the DPRK's efforts to develop inter-Korean dialogue and to normalize its relations with the United States.

Echoing Putin's remarks, Kim expressed the hope that the meeting will contribute to the development of Russia-DRPK relations and facilitate the settlement of the Korean Peninsula issue.

The two leaders are expected to discuss a wide range of topics including the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, security in Northeast Asia and bilateral ties. Kim arrived here on Wednesday.

 

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