North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un, may be meeting his number one nemesis, Barack Obama, soon if the latter accepts Russia’s invitation to attend the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany.
The North Korean leader has already confirmed his attendance, which will make it his first foreign trip since coming to power in 2011.
Kim Jong-Un has agreed to attend ceremonies in May among several foreign leaders who have confirmed their attendance.
Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin said: “The participation of the North Korean leader has been confirmed, we are preparing for his arrival.”
In September last year, Kim failed to make any public appearances, leading to speculation about his health.
It is thought the Swiss-educated leader last left his country when he reportedly accompanied his father Kim Jong-Il on a visit to China in 2010.
Russia is also looking to expand its economic ties with Pyongyang – eyeing a project worth some £16.5m ($25bn) to overhaul the country’s railway network in return for access to mineral resources.
Barack Obama has also been invited to the Moscow commemorations but it is not clear whether he will appear at the event alongside Mr Kim and Russian President Vladimir Putin.