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Putin, South Korea's Moon Agree to Support Korean Denuclearization

• by Jason Ditz

Meeting Friday in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in issued a joint statement calling for the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

The statement said that they saw the recent Trump-Kim summit as a positive step toward denuclearization. In addition, they also backed a deal to "secure permanent peace and stability on the peninsula and in Northeast Asia."

Moon's visit to Moscow is the latest in a series of successful meeting between regional leaders. North Korea's Kim Jong-un is planning to visit Moscow at some point in the future, after an invitation from Russian FM Sergey Lavrov.