Putin Meets Kim, Urges International Nuclear Efforts
Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met Thursday in their first-ever face-to-face meeting.
The two men met for nearly two hours on an island off the eastern Russian city of Vladivostok. After the talks, Putin described Kim as "quite open" and "thoughtful."
The Russian leader said his country, just like the United States, supports the goal of removing nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula.
Putin said Kim confirmed his willingness to give up North Korea's nuclear arms, but only if he first receives strong security guarantees. He added that such guarantees would require the agreement and support of other countries.
Such an effort would likely involve the six nations that took part in international talks on the denuclearization issue over the years. The six are North and South Korea, China, Japan, Russia and the United States.
Kim has held two face-to-face meetings with U.S. President Donald Trump. But the last Trump-Kim meeting ended with no agreements announced.
North Korea has sought immediate U.S. easing of economic restrictions on the country. Trump has said he is seeking a "big deal" in which North Korea would give up all its nuclear activities in exchange for normalized relations with the U.S.
Putin told reporters after the meeting Thursday that North Korea is seeking to receive "international guarantees" of its security and sovereignty.
"That's it. All of us together need to think about this," the Russian leader said. He added: "It's unlikely that any agreements between two countries will be enough."
The North Korean leader did not speak to reporters after the meeting. Earlier, Kim said he planned to share his ideas on the current political situation on the Korean Peninsula. He said the situation had "garnered the urgent attention of the world."
Kim told Russian state television he hoped his visit would be "successful and useful" to help strengthen ties. He also spoke about his father's "great love for Russia." During his rule, Kim Jong Il made three trips to Russia, the last one in 2011.
In addition to his meetings with Trump and Putin, Kim has met with Chinese President Xi Jinping four times. He also held three meetings with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
Putin's meeting with Kim came a day before he goes to Beijing for a two-day visit. "I will talk about it tomorrow (on Friday) with the leadership of China," the Russian leader said.
Putin added: "And we will just as openly discuss this issue with the U.S. leadership. There are no secrets. Russia's position always has been transparent. There are no plots of any kind."
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5.Such an effort would likely involve the six nations that took part in international talks on the denuclearization issue over the years.
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6.In addition to his meetings with Trump and Putin, Kim has met with Chinese President Xi Jinping four times.
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两位领导人在俄罗斯东部城市符拉迪沃斯托克（Vladivostok）附近的一座岛上进行了将近两个小时的会谈 。会谈结束后，普京称金正恩“非常开放”且“考虑周到 。”
普京表示，金正恩表示愿意放弃朝鲜的核武器，但前提是首先获得强有力的安全保障 。他补充说，这种保障需要得到其它国家的认可与支持 。
这一努力可能涉及多年来一直参与朝鲜无核化问题国际谈判的六个国家 。他们分别是朝鲜、韩国、中国、日本、俄罗斯和美国 。
朝鲜一直寻求美国立即放宽对该国的经济限制 。特朗普表示，他正在寻求一项“重大协议”，朝鲜将放弃所有核活动来换取与美国关系正常化 。
普京表示：“就是这样，我们大家需要一起考虑这个问题 。”他还说：“两国之间的任何协议都不太可能满足要求 。”
朝鲜领导人在会谈后没有向记者发表讲话 。金正恩在早些时候表示，他计划就朝鲜半岛当前的政治局势发表看法 。他说，当前局势已经“引起全世界的紧急关注 。”
金正恩对俄罗斯国家电视台表示，他希望此行是“成功并有益的”，帮助加强两国关系 。他还谈到了他的父亲“对俄罗斯的热爱 。”其父亲金正日在执政期间曾三次前往俄罗斯，最后一次是在2011年 。
除了与特朗普以及普京会面，金正恩还与中国国家主席习近平举行了四次会晤 。他还与韩国总统文在寅举行了三次会谈 。
“普金会”结束的第二天，普京将前往北京进行为期两天的访问 。他表示：“我将于明天（周五）和中国领导人讨论这一问题 。”
普京还说：“我们也将与美国领导人公开讨论该问题，开诚布公 。俄罗斯的立场始终透明，没有任何形式的阴谋 。”