"Just the fact that such a meeting took place and direct first-hand dialogue was started can only be welcomed," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists.
The Kremlin said the meeting "proved correct the Russian side and President Vladimir Putin, who said there is no alternative to political and diplomatic methods to resolve the problem on the Korean peninsula and the only way is direct dialogue, which we are seeing now."
Such meetings, whatever their results, "help reduce tensions on the peninsula and move the situation away from that critical point where it was literally a few months ago," Peskov said.
"This can only be a cause of satisfaction."
Russia maintains fairly close ties with North Korea, with which it shares a short land border.
Moscow praised a summit between the leaders of the two Koreas at the border in April as a positive step.
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