Vladimir Putin ‘gratefully’ accepts Kim Jong Un invitation to North Korea
Trip would be first to the east Asian country by Russian president since 2000 as ties deepen
Russian president Vladimir Putin has accepted an invitation to visit North Korea made by Kim Jong Un during the two leaders’ landmark talks this week, the Kremlin and Pyongyang state media said on Thursday.
克里姆林宫和平壤官方媒体周四宣布，俄罗斯总统弗拉基米尔•普京(Vladimir Putin)已接受金正恩(Kim Jong Un)的邀请，将访问朝鲜。金正恩是在本周与普京举行具有里程碑意义的会谈期间发出邀请的。
Such a visit would be Putin’s first to North Korea since 2000 and would highlight deepening relations between Moscow and Pyongyang that have dismayed the US and its regional allies.
“During a one-on-one conversation, Kim Jong Un invited Putin to visit North Korea. Putin gratefully accepted this invitation, and all further arrangements will continue through diplomatic channels,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday.