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4/25/2019, 8:24 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Putin praises Kim summit, calls it 'substantial'

Russian President Vladimir Putin commented on his meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un on Thursday, praising the summit. Speaking to the press in Vladivostok, the Russian president called his talks with Kim "substantial" and said that the two leaders discussed a variety of issues.

"We have just had a fairly in-depth conversation face to face," stated Putin. "We were able to talk about the history of our interstate relations, and about the present, about the prospects for the development of bilateral relations," added the Russian leader.

Earlier today, Putin welcomed Kim's efforts to normalize ties with the United States and open a dialogue with South Korea and said he wants to support "positive" efforts on the Korean Peninsula, while the North Korean leader expressed hope that the meeting with Putin will help improve bilateral ties and give them a chance to exchange views on the situation in the region.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / VK