May 31, 2018 / 8:49 AM / in 19 days

Russia's Lavrov invites North Korea's Kim to Russia: foreign ministry

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to Russia and passed on best wishes from President Vladimir Putin, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

Lavrov who traveled to Pyongyang on Thursday told Kim that Moscow supported peace and progress on the Korean peninsula and highly valued a declaration signed by Pyongyang and Seoul.

Reporting by Polina Ivanova; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Toby Chopra

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