Lavrov in North Korea
31 May 2018 | 2:27 pm
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang. Lavrov invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to Russia as Moscow seeks to reassert its influence in the region.
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