12.5 C
Auckland
Friday, July 19, 2024

Popular Now

Kim Jong-un arrives in Russia

Kim-Jong Un news
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un waving as he departs by train from Pyongyang for a visit to Russia. © STR / KCNA VIA KNS.

The North Korean leader will meet with President Vladimir Putin to discuss a number of “sensitive issues,” the Kremlin has said.

The armored train carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has crossed into Russian territory ahead of the summit with President Vladimir Putin, Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov confirmed in the early hours of Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, Kyodo news agency quoted local Russian sources as saying that Kim’s train was heading north along the coast after stopping at the Khasan railway station on the North Korean-Russian border. Later, RIA Novosti reported that he crossed the Razdolnaya River, not far from Vladivostok.

Vladimir Putin arrived in Vladivostok on Monday on a two-day visit to attend the Eastern Economic Forum.

Commenting on the agenda of the Russian-North Korean summit, Peskov did not specify where in the Far East the talks would take place. He said that the negotiations would be held both with Russian and North Korean delegations present and in a one-on-one format. He added that there will be an official banquet in honor of Kim, but no press conferences are planned.

The upcoming talks are set to focus on a number of “sensitive issues” as well as bilateral economic and cultural cooperation, and the overall situation in the region, the Kremlin spokesman said. Earlier this month, the New York Times reported, citing Western officials, that Kim wanted to discuss further military cooperation with his Russian counterpart.

In addition to this, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko did not rule out that Putin and Kim would also discuss the issue of Russian humanitarian aid to North Korea.

The last meeting between Putin and Kim took place in Vladivostok in 2019. At that time, the talks focused on denuclearization, the situation on the Korean Peninsula, and a number of bilateral issues.

The North Korean leader’s visit to Russia comes amid heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula, which has seen recurring missile launches by Pyongyang as well as military drills involving South Korean and US troops.

Promoted Content

Source:RT News

No login required to comment. Name, email and web site fields are optional. Please keep comments respectful, civil and constructive. Moderation times can vary from a few minutes to a few hours. Comments may also be scanned periodically by Artificial Intelligence to eliminate trolls and spam.

1 COMMENT

  1. North Korean labour is likley to be hiredto rebuild Donbass and other newly joined Oblasts. Russia is facing labour shortages with its fast growing economy. Armenian labour is not enough.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest

Trending

Sport

Daily Life

Opinion

Wellington
fog
8.5 ° C
10 °
8.3 °
94 %
3.1kmh
100 %
Thu
10 °
Fri
14 °
Sat
11 °
Sun
12 °
Mon
11 °