Russia's Lavrov says a Trump-Kim meeting step in right direction

Sergei Lavrov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Russia attends the Conference on Disarmament at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Russia believes that a possible meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un “is a step in the right direction”, foreign minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters while on a visit to Ethiopia.

“It should not just be a meeting, it should open up a way to resuming a fully fledged diplomatic process to find a solution to the North Korean nuclear issue on the basis of principles agreed during the six-party talks and the U.N. Security Council,” Lavrov said.

Reporting by Aaron Maasho in ADDIS ABABA; Writing by Katya Golubkova in MOSCOW; Editing by Hugh Lawson