Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korea’s Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon in Vladivostok for an economic forum this week. Photo: AFP

Vladimir Putin’s meeting with Asian leaders to focus on North Korea

The forum in the far eastern Russian city is symbolic of Moscow’s push for closer diplomatic and economic ties with Asia as its relations with the West are in crisis

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Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korea’s Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon in Vladivostok for an economic forum this week. Photo: AFP
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