DPRK, Russia to hold negotiations during Kim's visit: Kremlin
The Kremlin spokesperson adds that that the leaders of both nations may conduct a face-to-face meeting if needed.
As disclosed by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Monday, negotiations between the DPRK and Russia are expected to take place during DPRK leader Kim Jong Un's visit to Russia, adding that leaders of both nations may conduct a face-to-face meeting if needed.
Earlier in the day, the Kremlin confirmed Kim's visit to Russia in the coming days at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. "Both negotiations between delegations and, if necessary, face-to-face meetings [are planned]," Peskov told reporters.
On Monday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency cited an unidentified official that Kim's train "appears to have departed" to Vladivostok, Russia, which is currently hosting the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) from September 10 to 13.
Speculations arise that the leader who rarely leaves his country and has not traveled since the pandemic, is due to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin to allegedly negotiate arms deals.
The last time Kim traveled to Russia to meet Putin was in 2019 when he made a train journey to Vladivostok, Russia's Far East.
Russia has been a supporter and ally of the DPRK for decades, which goes back to the founding of the DPRK 75 years ago -- commemorated last week.
This comes after DPRK Ambassador to Moscow Sin Hong Chol stated on Thursday that the DPRK will increase military coordination with Russia in its fight against "a common enemy".