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Chan Young Bang
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Chan Young Bang

Vladimir Putin should make the most of his summit with Kim Jong-un, and propose a modernisation-for-peace deal

  • The US has failed to sell a denuclearisation deal to North Korea, so Russia’s president should take up the challenge, starting with setting the conditions for a modernisation fund

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A man passes by a TV screen showing images of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin, who are expected to hold a meeting. Photo: AP

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un to meet Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Thursday in Vladivostok amid stalled nuclear talks with US

  • Russia is interested in gaining broader access to North Korea’s mineral resources, while Pyongyang wants investment to modernise its infrastructure
Topic |   North Korea

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A man passes by a TV screen showing images of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin, who are expected to hold a meeting. Photo: AP
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