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Kim Jong Il to Meet Medvedev During Russia Visit, Kremlin Says

August 20, 2011

Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Il will meet with President Dmitry Medvedev during a visit to Russia that began today, the Kremlin said in an e-mailed statement.

The visit will be Kim’s first since 2002 when he met then President Vladimir Putin. North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency said Kim will travel to Siberia and Russia’s Far Eastern region.

Russia is in talks with companies from North Korea and South Korea to build a natural-gas pipeline to supply fuel to both countries, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Aug. 8.

Russia is part of the stalled six-nation talks along with China and U.S. aimed at dismantling North Korea’s nuclear program.

--Editor: Paul Tighe

To contact the reporter on this story: Lyubov Pronina in Moscow at lpronina@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Paul Tighe at ptighe@bloomberg.net


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