North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will surely visit Russia to hold a summit with President Vladimir Putin earlier this month, according to the South Korean ambassador in Moscow.
"Russia has already expressed the hope that Kim's visit will take place before the end of the year and assumes that it will be so, but North Korea seems to be still studying the place and the date," said the ambassador. South Korea in Russia, Woo Yoon-keun, to several South Korean media that publish their statements today.
"Given that Kim's visit to South Korea is also planned for before the end of the year, North Korea seems to be meditating very carefully on the date of the visit to Russia," said Woo, who said the summit with Putin It should be produced this month for a simple agenda item.
Kim is expected to travel to Seoul before the end of 2018 – something that would make him the first North Korean leader to tread the South – and some analysts anticipate that the historic visit could take place in the first week of December.
These two possible meetings would take place before the expected second summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump, to continue advancing on the issue of the denuclearization of North Korea.
The North Korean leader decided to take a step forward this year and break the isolation of Pyongyang with the stated goal of achieving peace on the Korean peninsula, where North and South still remain technically at war.
Woo also explained that Putin is expected to visit South Korea in the first half of next year and that his legation will begin talks with Moscow in the near future to close the details of the trip, in the framework of which he hopes they can start. the negotiations for a commercial agreement.
Putin and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have already agreed at their June summit to begin soon the dialogue for the signing of this treaty.