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North Korea confirms leader Kim Jong Un to visit Russia for summit with Putin

23 April 2019

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, North Korean state media confirmed on Tuesday. With his Russia visit, North Korea's Kim is seen working to build up foreign support for his economic development plans, since the breakdown of the second U.S.-North Korea summit in Hanoi in February.

North Korea's official news agency KCNA said the visit will happen "soon," but did not elaborate the time or the venue. Putin and Kim are on track to meet by the end of April, Kremlin spokesman told reporters on Monday.