Why Russia and Mongolia want summits with the North Korean leader | NK News
June 13, 2024
Analysis

Why Russia and Mongolia want summits with the North Korean leader

From gaining prestige to charting an independent policy, both have good reason to meet with Kim

As the year comes to a close it's clear that 2018 was a year of paradigm shifts in Korea and beyond. Among its most notable aspects, this was the year Kim Jong Un, who in his role as North Korea's Supreme Leader has been by and large been a homebody, made several trips abroad.

Kim's demonstrable willingness to travel outside the confines of the DPRK has subsequently spawned invitations from other states traditionally friendly to the DPRK.

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