Kim Jong Un Warmly Receives President Putin

President of Russian Federation Arrives in Pyongyang to Pay State Visit to DPRK

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Vladimir Putin arrived in Pyongyang. With Chairman of State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Kim Jong-un.

According to the North Korean news agency, “At a crucial time when the friendly relations between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Russian Federation have emerged as a strong strategic fortress for preserving international justice, peace, and security, and an engine for accelerating the building of a new multi-polar world, another meeting of the top leaders of the two countries took place in Pyongyang, amply demonstrating once again the invincibility and durability of the DPRK-Russia friendship and unity.”

Pyongyang International Airport was decked in festive attire to warmly welcome the highest state guest, President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin of the Russian Federation, who arrived to pay a state visit to the DPRK at the invitation of Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and President of the State Affairs of the DPRK.

The national flags of the DPRK and the Russian Federation fluttered at the top of flagstaffs, symbolizing the unity and solidarity between the two nations. Present at the airport were Alexandr Matsegora, Russian Ambassador to the DPRK, and his embassy members.

The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un personally came to the airport to greet President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. The private plane of the Russian President landed at Pyongyang International Airport amidst an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation. Kim Jong Un met with Putin, shaking hands and embracing him warmly, expressing his joy and gladness to meet him again in Pyongyang, 270-odd days after their meeting at the Vostochny Spaceport in September 2023.

President Putin, pleased that his Pyongyang visit was realized, expressed deep thanks to Kim Jong Un for the warm welcome. He was presented with a bouquet by a woman worker, adding to the heartfelt reception.

Accompanying President Putin were high-ranking officials including Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, First Deputy Prime Minister Denis Mantrov, Deputy Prime Minister Alexandr Nobak, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration and concurrently President’s Press Secretary Dmitri Peskov, Aide to the President of Russia for Foreign Policy Yuri Ushakov, Minister of Defense Andrei Beloussov, Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology and concurrently Chairman of the Russian Side of the Russia-DPRK Inter-Governmental Committee for Cooperation in Trade, Economy, Science and Technology Alexandr Kozlov, Minister of Health Mikhail Murashuko, and Minister of Transport Roman Starovoyt.

Kim Jong Un accompanied President Putin in his private car, guiding him to his lodging quarters. As they passed through the charmingly lit streets of Pyongyang at night, the top leaders exchanged their pent-up inmost thoughts and opened their minds to more surely develop the DPRK-Russia relations in conformity with the common desire and will of the peoples of the two countries, with the meeting as a momentum.

They arrived at the Kumsusan State Guest House, where Kim Jong Un personally guided Putin, engaging in a friendly chat with him. President Putin’s visit to the DPRK at this remarkable time, when the traditional relations of friendship and cooperation between the DPRK and Russia have entered a course of new comprehensive development, is of great importance. It reliably promotes the strategic and future-oriented development of DPRK-Russia relations, which have been consolidated through the trials of history generation after generation and century after century, powerfully propelling the cause of building a powerful country, a desire common to the peoples of the two countries.

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