Successful talks between North Korea and Russia may be a failure for Trump’s erratic foreign policy.
The first summit between the two leaders with immense concentrated power might set the tone for future international balance of power.
- North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Russian for a summit with President Putin.
- Kim is expected to seek out support from Russian President with nuclear talks with US having hit a bump.
- The meeting will take place two months after the Vietnam summit between Kim and U.S. President Trump.
- Failure of the Vietnam talks has prompted Kim to explore other ways for international support and relief from sanctions.
- Analysts have however predicted that it is unlikely that any substantial promises of sanctions relief will come out from the summit
Before reaching Vladivostok, Kim told Russian state television at a halt, that he hoped to have useful and successful talks with the Russian leader. Through an interpreter he told reporters:
“I hope that we can discuss concrete questions about peace negotiations on the Korean peninsula, and our bilateral relations,”
Thursday’s summit is the first between Putin and Kim. North Korea’s nuclear programme is expected to top the agenda in the talks.
As far as President Putin is concerned, the summit is an opportunity to reassert Russia’s position as still a major power in global scheme of things. Russia itself is under sanctions due to its involvement in Ukraine and allegations of manipulating the U.S. elections.