April 10, 2018 / 10:13 AM / a year ago

Russia's Lavrov says accepted invitation to visit North Korea

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) and his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho enter a hall during a meeting in Moscow, Russia April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, said on Tuesday that he had accepted an invitation to visit Pyongyang.

Lavrov told reporters after meeting his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho in Moscow that no decisions had been made on talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

He also said Russia welcomed what he called the gradual normalisation of the situation on the Korean peninsula and supported contact between North Korea and the United States.

Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Writing by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Christian Lowe

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