Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un , General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and President of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), had a historic meeting with Comrade Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, President of the Russian Federation, at the Vostochny Spaceport in Amur Oblast of the Far Eastern Region of Russia, on September 13.
The traditional relations of friendship between the DPRK and the Russian Federation, consolidated through the trials of history generation after generation and century after century, are further developing into the invincible comrade-in-arms relations and the ever-lasting strategic relations amid the deep friendship and special comradeship between Comrade Kim Jong Un and Comrade Putin.
The Vostochny Spaceport was in a warm welcoming atmosphere to greet respected Comrade Kim Jong Un who is paying an official goodwill visit to the Russian Federation for the new development of the DPRK-Russia friendly and cooperative relations that has a proud history and tradition.
The private train of respected Comrade Kim Jong Un arrived at the Vostochny Spaceport at 13:00 local time.
When he got off the train, the guards of honour of the three services of the armed forces of the Russian Federation courteously received him with the deepest respect.
He exchanged greetings with Alexandr Kozlov, Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology, and other Russian leading officials and headed for the venue of the meeting with Comrade President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.
He was accompanied by Comrade Choe Son Hui, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK, Comrades Ri Pyong Chol and Pak Jong Chon, Marshals of the Korean People’s Army, Comrade Kang Sun Nam, Minister of National Defence of the DPRK, Comrades O Su Yong and Pak Thae Song, Secretaries of the WPK Central Committee, and other senior party, government and military officials and suite members.
The national flags of the DPRK and the Russian Federation were fluttering before the carrier rocket assembly and test complex where the top leaders of the DPRK and Russia would meet.
When respected Comrade Kim Jong Un , General Secretary of the WPK and President of the State Affairs of the DPRK arrived, Comrade Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, President of the Russian Federation, warmly greeted him.
He gladly met and exchanged friendly greetings with President Putin.
President Putin warmly welcomed him for visiting the Russian Federation again at a significant and crucial time for the development of the Russia-DPRK relations.
Expressing thanks to President Putin for the kind invitation and warm reception despite his busy schedule for leading the overall state affairs, respected Comrade Kim Jong Un said that he was pleased with the meeting being held in a very exceptional and special environment.
He, together with Comrade President Putin, looked round the Vostochny Spaceport.
He was guided by Comrade Yuri Borisov, Head of the Russian state-run corporation Roscosmos, and Comrade Nikolai Nestechuk, Director General of the Centre for the Operation of Ground-based Space Infrastructure.
The Vostochny Spaceport is a comprehensive space launching base of Russia that has contributed to the remarkable growth of space development by successfully ensuring the launches of space capsules and satellites for different applications and is playing an important role in promoting the socio-economic development of Amur Oblast and the Far Eastern Region.
Looking round the carrier rocket assembly and test complex, together with President Putin, respected Comrade Kim Jong Un was briefed on the detailed technical features of Soyuz-2, Angara and other type of carrier rockets and their assembling and launching processes.
He also looked round the Soyuz-2 carrier rocket launching complex and the Angara carrier rocket launching complex under construction and was briefed on the state of their operation and construction, the successes and experience gained by Russia in the field of space industry and the prospects for future development.
Highly appreciating the invaluable successes being achieved by the Vostochny Spaceport successfully built under the strategic space development plan of Comrade Putin, he sincerely wished for brilliant succession of the noble spirit and traditions of strong Russia which explored the path to space.
He expressed deep thanks to Comrade Putin for personally organizing the visit to the important spaceport with sincerity and accompanying him during the visit.
President Putin showed his private car to respected Comrade Kim Jong Un before having a warm talk.
Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un left his autograph in the visitor’s book - “The glory of Russia that produced the first conquerors of space will last forever. Kim Jong Un 2023. 9. 13” .