January 5, 2018 / 9:16 AM / a year ago

Moscow welcomes North and South Korea's readiness to resume dialogue: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia welcomes North and South Korea’s readiness to resume dialogue, RIA news agency cited a Russian Foreign Ministry source as saying on Friday.

Moscow hopes “this positive trend will be underpinned by concrete agreements aiming at a settlement in the Korean peninsula”, the source said.

North Korea agreed on Friday to hold official talks with the South next week, the first in more than two years.

Writing by Denis Pinchuk; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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