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Kim Jong-Il to visit Vladivostok

Posted July. 26, 2000 20:59,   


North Korean Defense Commission Chairman Kim Jong-Il plans to visit Vladivostok, Russia, in early September, The New York Times reported July 25 from Moscow.

The newspaper said that Kim`s visit to Russia would be made at the invitation of the governor of the Maritime Province of Siberia, who accompanied Russian President Vladimir Putin on his recent trip to Pyongyang. A spokesman for the governor revealed that the North Korean leader accepted his invitation and is expected to stay in Vladivostok for several days. The South China Morning Post has reported that Kim plans to visit Russia from Sept. 1-4.