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Russia: Lavrov accepts invitation to visit N. Korea, urges patience over denuclearisation01:40

Russia: Lavrov accepts invitation to visit N. Korea, urges patience over denuclearisation

Russian Federation, Moscow
May 30, 2018 at 09:37 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented on his forthcoming visit to North Korea during the International Forum 'Primakov Readings - 2018,' in Moscow on Wednesday.

"I accepted this invitation [to North Korea]. The purpose of the visit is to consider bilateral relations with our partners and to discuss the situation in the relevant region," Russia's top diplomat said.

He added that Russia supports the apparent change in relations between the two Koreas, as well as between Pyongyang and Washington. Lavrov also expressed hope that these negotiations will not turn into an "ultimatum."

"This denuclearisation task can't be solved in one stroke. It will require a gradual approach, consistency and patience," he stressed.

According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, Sergei Lavrov is heading to North Korea on May 31.

Russia: Lavrov accepts invitation to visit N. Korea, urges patience over denuclearisation01:40
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented on his forthcoming visit to North Korea during the International Forum 'Primakov Readings - 2018,' in Moscow on Wednesday.

"I accepted this invitation [to North Korea]. The purpose of the visit is to consider bilateral relations with our partners and to discuss the situation in the relevant region," Russia's top diplomat said.

He added that Russia supports the apparent change in relations between the two Koreas, as well as between Pyongyang and Washington. Lavrov also expressed hope that these negotiations will not turn into an "ultimatum."

"This denuclearisation task can't be solved in one stroke. It will require a gradual approach, consistency and patience," he stressed.

According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, Sergei Lavrov is heading to North Korea on May 31.

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