Russia’s Putin, North Korea’s Kim come together to discuss global issues

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The whole world was waiting for the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The leaders came together in a tacit denial of allegations that Russia would supply North Korea with weapons for use in the war in Ukraine.

Russia’s Putin, North Korea’s Kim come together to discuss global issues

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who traveled to Russia by armored train, met with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at the Vostochny Spaceport, according to sources.


The trip closely followed by the world started 2 days ago. Kim, who set off for Russia with his armored train, was welcomed by the authorities here. This morning, Kim, welcomed by Putin at the gate, arrived at the Vostochni Spaceport.

Putin noted that this visit took place on a critical date for North Korea.

"I am very glad to see you. These important events, the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Republic, the 70th anniversary of the Great War of Independence, the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations," Putin said.


Touring the facilities of the new base, the two leaders inspected the assembly workshop of the launch vehicle of the "Angara" space rocket complex, the launch complex of the "Soyuz-2" spacecraft, and the launch complex under construction for the "Angara" vehicle.

During Putin and Kim's inspection of the facilities, Yury Borisov, President of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and Nikolay Nesterchuk, General Director of the Space Infrastructure Operation Centre, made a presentation. Kim arrived at the Vostochny Spaceport by special train and traveled to the base by car. After the inspection of the spaceport, the leaders of the two countries held talks with the participation of the accompanying delegations.


According to Washington, the purpose of the visit is North Korea's arms support for Russia. Moscow and Pyongyang had previously denied these allegations.

"When conducting relations with our neighbors, we focus on the interests of the two countries, not Washington's warnings,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, upon warnings from the American administration, said.

 Among the names accompanying the North Korean leader is Jo Chun Ryong, who is responsible for the Ammunition Industry.


The US administration called on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "not to supply weapons to Moscow" ahead of his visit to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"We urge North Korea to honor Pyongyang's public commitments not to supply or sell weapons to Russia," White House National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson said.


However, before the meeting, members of the press asked Putin the question "Will you discuss the arms supply?". The Russian leader stated that all issues will be discussed during the meeting.


Putin also said they would help North Korea in satellite production. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was asked a similar question before the meeting.


"Our countries cooperate in sensitive areas that should not be made public," Peskov replied. In this way, both Peskov and Putin did not deny an arms deal with North Korea.

Source: Ihlas News Agency

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