Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to Russia to attend an upcoming global forum.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Monday in Moscow that President Putin issued the invitation to Kim in a letter delivered by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during Lavrov's trip to Pyongyang last week.

Peskov says Putin suggested Kim attend the Far Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok in September.

Source: Voice of America