MOSCOW — North Korean Vice Premier Ri Ryong Nam will visit Moscow to attend the soccer World Cup's closing ceremony at the invitation of FIFA, the Russian embassy in North Korea said on Thursday.

Ri, who the embassy says is also the Korean football association chairman, left for Moscow on Thursday.

(Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Kevin O'Flynn; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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North Korean Vice Premier to Attend Soccer World Cup Closing: Russian Embassy