In Pyongyang, Russia FM Invites North Korea's Jong Un to Visit Moscow

Lavrov travels to North Korea Thursday for talks on the situation on the Korean peninsula

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a press conference at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang on May 31, 2018
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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. 

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also held talks with his counterpart Ri Yong Ho about the situation on the Korean peninsula. 

Lavrov's trip is taking place ahead of a possible summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader next month.