Asia Pacific / Politics

Putin invited North Korea's Kim to visit Russia in September, report says


Russian President Vladimir Putin invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to travel to Russia in September, RIA news agency reported Monday, citing Ivan Melnikov, a deputy speaker of the lower house of parliament.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who visited Pyongyang last week, passed the North Korean leader an invitation from Putin to visit Russia during its Eastern Economic Forum, which is held in Vladivostok every year, Melnikov said.