No agreement was announced after two hours of talks between North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin - but the tone was markedly friendlier than after the North Korean leader’s second summit with US President Donald Trump in Hanoi in February. Photo: AP
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Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un’s summit can aid peace process on Korean peninsula

  • The strategy of North Korea’s neighbours of meeting Kim Jong-un, assessing options and using diplomacy to help Pyongyang and Washington reach agreement is of benefit to all sides

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No agreement was announced after two hours of talks between North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin - but the tone was markedly friendlier than after the North Korean leader’s second summit with US President Donald Trump in Hanoi in February. Photo: AP
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Russian President Vladimir Putin with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vladivostok. Photo: EPA-EFE

Vladimir Putin-Kim Jong-un summit: what do both sides aim to gain?

  • Kim is looking for a win after his collapsed second summit with Trump, and Putin for a chance to raise Moscow’s clout in the region
  • But analysts predict that the meeting is likely to focus more on showing camaraderie
Topic |   North Korea

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Russian President Vladimir Putin with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vladivostok. Photo: EPA-EFE
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