Russian foreign minister to head to North Korea

BEIJING (AP) — Russia says Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will travel to North Korea for talks on Thursday.

The foreign ministry said in a statement Wednesday that Lavrov would hold talks with North Korea’s foreign policy chief to discuss bilateral issues as well as the overall situation on the Korean Peninsula.

Lavrov’s upcoming visit comes ahead of a planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month.