March 28, 2018 / 8:48 AM / 10 months ago

Russia sees Xi-Kim meeting as important step to resolve Korean crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia March 26, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Wednesday welcomed a meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing this week as an important step to strengthen positive changes on Korean peninsula.

The Foreign Ministry said Russia aimed to continue close cooperation with China to resolve tensions on the peninsula by “purely diplomatic means”.

(Refiles to fix North Korean leader’s family name in headline to Kim, not Un)

Reporting by Anton Kolodyazhny; Writing by Katya Golubkova; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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