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 talks with Comrade Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, President of the Russian Federation, on September 13.
Before the talks, Comrade Kim Jong Un and Comrade Putin had a meaningful photo taken against the national flags of the two countries.
Talks were held between the two top leaders.
Present at the talks from the DPRK side were Comrade Choe Son Hui, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Comrade Pak Jong Chon, Marshal of the Korean People’s Army, Comrade Kang Sun Nam, Minister of National Defence, Comrades O Su Yong and Pak Thae Song, Secretaries of WPK Central Committee, and Comrade Im Chon Il, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Present from the Russian side were Comrade Sergei Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Comrade Denis Mantrov, Deputy Prime Minister and concurrently Minister of Industry and Trade, Comrade Sergei Shoigu, Minister of Defence, Comrade Alexey Overchuk, Deputy Prime Minister, Comrade Yuri Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister and concurrently Presidential Envoy to the Far East Federal Region, Comrade Marat Khusnullin, Deputy Prime Minister, Comrade Dmitri Peskov, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration and Press Secretary for the President, Comrade Alexandr Kozlov, Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology and concurrently Chairman of the Russian side to the DPRK-Russia Inter-Governmental Committee for Cooperation in Trade, Economy, Science and Technology, Comrade Vitaly Saveliev, Minister of Transport, and other senior officials and officials concerned, and Comrade Alexandr Matsegora, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the DPRK.
At the talks, President Putin warmly welcomed respected Comrade Kim Jong Un for visiting Russia again in a meaningful year marking the 75 th founding anniversary of the DPRK and the 75 th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and the DPRK, expressing his pleasure of meeting Comrade Kim Jong Un at the Vostochny Spaceport.
Expressing his thanks once again to Comrade Putin for inviting the DPRK delegation at an important time and according it warm hospitality from the beginning of its visit, Comrade Kim Jong Un said he was pleased to have a more detailed and deeper understanding of the reality and future of Russia, a space power, at the Vostochny Spaceport to which Comrade Putin is paying deep attention.
It is the consistent stand of the DPRK government to attach utmost importance to the DPRK-Russia relations and invariably develop the tradition of deep-rooted friendship, he said, expressing belief that the visit would mark a significant occasion in raising the cooperative relations between the two countries to a new higher level.
The top leaders discussed the issues of further consolidating the friendship and solidarity and cooperative relations and boosting mutual trust by deepening the many-sided exchange and cooperation in various fields including high-level visits between the two countries.
The talks exchanged wide-ranging and in-depth views on important issues of mutual concern, agreed to make joint efforts to promote the well-being of the peoples of the two countries and steadily expand the comprehensive and constructive bilateral relations.
After the extended talks, Comrade Kim Jong Un and President Putin held a tête-à-tête.
Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un highly appreciated that the relations between the two countries are developing on good terms in conformity with the aspirations and desire of the two peoples on the principle of friendship, good-neighbourliness and mutual respect.
The top leaders of the DPRK and Russia exchanged in-depth views on the remarkable successes and experience of constructive cooperation gained in all fields of politics, the economy, military and culture for attaining the strategic goals of building a powerful state, and the future development orientation for national prosperity and well-being of the peoples of the two countries.
They discussed with open mind the important issues and the immediate cooperation matters arising in defending the sovereignty and developmental interests of the two countries, peace and security in the region and the world and international justice by further strengthening strategic and tactical cooperation between the two countries and extending strong support to and solidarity with each other on the common front to frustrate the imperialists’ military threats and provocations, high-handed and arbitrary practices to deprive humankind of independence, progress and peaceful life, and reached a satisfactory agreement and consensus of views.
The talks proceeded in a comradely and constructive atmosphere.