Russia has denied reports about its President Dmitry Medvedev planning to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il in Vladivostok on Friday.
"No international events and bilateral meetings are on the schedule of President's working visit to Vladivostok," the
Kremlin spokesperson Natalia Timakova was quoted as saying by the official news agency ITAR-TASS.
She said Medvedev's Far East trip commencing today is focused on inspecting the preparations for the APEC summit in
However, according to the agency reports the Kremlin foreign policy aide Sergei Prikhodko said "the work with Pyongyang will continue".
Last month, Chief of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Mikhail Fradkov had visited Pyongyang on a secret mission.