MOSCOW, August 20. /Basereporter.com/. DPRK leader Kim Jong-UN and South Korean President moon Jae-In, was not expected to arrive at the Eastern economic forum which will pass in September in Vladivostok. This was stated by the Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov in an interview with the newspaper “Izvestia” published on Monday.
“There were reports that inter-Korean summit will be held during the Eastern economic forum in Vladivostok. So, naturally, we believe that we have not come neither the President of the Republic of Korea moon Jae In, nor the North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN,” said he.
The variants of the visit to Russia by DPRK leader for other dates, added Ushakov.
The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a meeting with the DPRK leader, in Pyongyang on 31 may gave Kim Jong Ynu invitation to visit Russia, and, in particular, as one of the possible reasons for such a visit appeared East economic forum. Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev reported that the DPRK delegation will take part in the work of the forthcoming forum.
Eastern economic forum is held annually to promote the accelerated development of the economy of the Far East and the expansion of international cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. This year it is scheduled for 11-13 September. Earlier plans to take part in the WEF-2018 was announced by the delegations of China, South Korea, North Korea, and Japan.