Eun adopted Lavrov at the residence for guests of honour “Pakhlavon”

Photo: foreign Ministry / Twitter

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov met in Pyongyang on may 31 with North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN, according to Twitter, the Russian foreign Ministry.

“In Pyongyang Sergey Lavrov, the Chairman of the state Council of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN,” – said in the message.

According to TASS, the reception was held at the residence of honorable guests “Pakhlavon”. The Agency notes that Lavrov was the first Russian who met with the current head of the DPRK.

Pyongyang Sergey Lavrov, the Chairman of the state Council of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN pic.twitter.com/2eOY4TB3u8

— MFA Russia (@MID_RF) 31 may 2018

“The President of Russia Vladimir Putin very much appreciates the kind words that you expressed in his message on the occasion of his election for another presidential term. He sends you the warmest greetings and best wishes of success in those large undertakings which are now initiated on the Korean Peninsula. Interested in that as on the Korean Peninsula and in the whole of North-East Asia was an environment of peace, stability and prosperity. We had a very positive view Panmunjom the Declaration that you signed with the President of the Republic of Korea. Ready to facilitate its implementation, especially as there mentioned rail projects, which in the future should be implemented with the participation of the Russian Federation”, – said during the meeting Lavrov, the press service of the foreign Ministry of Russia.

The Russian foreign Minister also met with the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the DPRK ri Yong Ho. According to Lavrov, the settlement on the Korean Peninsula will not be achieved fully until the DPRK will not remove the sanctions.

The talks, Kim Jong-UN and South Korean President moon Jae-Ins were held on April 27 in the pavilion “House of peace” in the village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone. According to their results, Kim Jong-UN and moon Jae-In has announced its intention to formally end the Korean war. Technically North and South Korea are still at war, as after the military conflict in 1950-1953 the years, the countries never signed a peace Treaty.

On 24 may, the President of the United States Donald trump refused dialogue with the DPRK leader because of his statements, which contained a “huge anger and open hostility”. May 25, Deputy foreign Minister of North Korea Kim Ki-Kwan called the decision unexpected, and assured that Pyongyang “is ready to give time for negotiations with the American side”.

On the same day trump called it a “beautiful statement” and announced the resumption of consultations with the DPRK. On 26 may, the President of the United States was informed that his meeting with Kim Jong-UN, “likely”, will be held in Singapore on June 12.


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