Moon arrives in Russia for talks with Putin

SEOUL/MOSCOW, South Korean President Moon Jae-in began his three-day state visit to Russia on Thursday for a bilateral summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that will likely focus on ways to boost the countries' economic cooperation, as well as joint efforts to rid North Korea of its nuclear weapons.

Moon's trip marked the first state visit to Russia by a South Korean leader since 1999, according to his office Cheong Wa Dae.

He was set to deliver a special speech at the State Duma, the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia, becoming the first South Korean president to do so in history.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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