WORLD Russian parliamentary leader to visit North and South Korea

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Russian parliamentary leader to visit North and South Korea

Xinhua

00:23, July 28, 2018

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in (R) and Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea exchange their joint declaration at Peace House on the South Korean side of Panmunjom, April 27, 2018. (Photo: Xinhua/Inter-Korean Summit Press Corps)

MOSCOW, July 26 (Xinhua) -- Valentina Matviyenko, speaker of Russian Federation Council, the upper house of Russia's parliament, said Thursday she plans to visit the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and South Korea in autumn.

The visit will take place "this fall", she said at a press conference, "We are now at the stage of careful elaboration of conditions and details."

Matviyenko said her aides are discussing the exact timetable of the visit with officials of both countries.

Matviyenko noted she would like the timing to guarantee that it will be a real working visit "filled with negotiations and content."

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