>> Kim Jong-un's meetings with world leaders continue. The Syrian President Bashar al-Assad confirms that he plans to visit the North Korean leader. It's likely to be the first meeting between Kim and another head of state actually in Pyongyang. The meeting was reported by North Korea's KCNA news agency.
There has been no immediate comment from the Syrian President's office. Assad reportedly announced the plans as he received the credentials of North Korean ambassador Mun Jong-nam. Pyongyang and Damascus have historically retained good relations. The UN has even accused North Korea of cooperating with Syria on chemical weapons. A charge the North denies.
Both countries have faced international condemnation. North Korea over its Nuclear Weapons program and Syria over its tactics during a bloody civil war. Since the beginning of the year Kim Jong-un has launched a flurry of diplomatic meetings with leaders in China and South Korea. He's scheduled to hold a summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore on June the 12th.