Russian authorities can not disclose the venue of the upcoming North Korea-Russia summit for security reasons, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. Reuters reported
According to the Kremlin, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is expected to travel to Russia this month for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
It will be the first summit between Russia and North Korea since Kim took office in 2011.
The announcement of the visit coincided Thursday with a dispute between the US President Donald Trump and Kim on a deal to end nuclear tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
North Korea said on Tuesday it was no longer willing to deal with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, adding that it should be replaced in talks with a “more mature” person.
The request came hours after Pyongyang announced its first arms test since the Vietnam summit between Trump and Kim broke off in February without agreement.
The Kremlin-based Izvestia daily quoted a diplomatic source as saying that the Putin and Kim meeting will probably take place next week in Vladivostok, in Russia’s far east, before Putin heads for a summit in China on April 26-27.