S. Korean President says N.Korea-Russia summit expected to be helpful to regional peace

S. Korean President says N.Korea-Russia summit expected to be helpful to regional peace
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that the summit between North Korea and Russia is expected to be helpful to a regional peace process, ONAreports citing Yonhap news agency.

Meeting here with a top aide to President Vladimir Putin, Moon also appreciated Putin's efforts for a political and diplomatic resolution to the Korean Peninsula issue, according to his office, Cheong Wa Dae.

Moon had 45-minute talks with Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, at the presidential compound, coinciding with Putin's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vladivostok.

Moon expected it to "contribute constructively to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the establishment of permanent peace," Cheong Wa Dae said in a press briefing.

He voiced a desire for the Putin-Kim talks to serve as a "foundation for the resumption of North Korea-U.S. negotiations and the acceleration of the Korean Peninsula denuclearization process," it added.

In response, Patrushev said his government would brief Seoul on the results of the Vladivostok summit as soon as possible.

Zumrud Pashkin

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