North Korea confirms that Kim Jong Un will meet with Putin in Russia

The North Korean seeks to obtain foreign support for its economic development plans.

Vladimir Putin y Kim Jong-un © Wikipedia
Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un Photo © Wikipedia

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SEOUL, April 23 (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, will visit Russia for a summit with the president Vladimir PutinNorth Korean state media confirmed on Tuesday.

The visit to Russia appears to be an attempt by Kim to drum up foreign support for his economic development plans, as the abrupt end of the second summit with the United States in February led to a stalemate in talks with Washington on easing relief. sanctions on Pyongyang.

North Korea's state news agency KCNA said the visit would take place "soon" but gave no further details.

Putin and Kim seek to meet at the end of April, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

Kim Jong Un's top aide, Kim Chang Son, was spotted in Vladivostok on Sunday, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency, sparking speculation that the Putin-Kim summit will be held in that city between the 24th and 25th. April.

Reporting by Joyce Lee and Josh Smith. Edited in Spanish by Javier Leira.

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