Putin invited N.Korea's Kim to visit Russia in September: RIA

Vladimir Putin
Alexei Druzhinin | Sputnik | Kremlin | Reuters
Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to travel to Russia in September, RIA news agency reported on Monday, citing Ivan Melnikov, a deputy speaker of the lower house of parliament.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who visited Pyongyang last week, passed the North Korean leader an invitation from Putin to visit Russia during its Eastern Economic Forum, which is held in Vladivostok every year, Melnikov said.