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Kim Jong Un has assured Putin that North Korea will always stand with Russia.


to finish Russian President Vladimir Putin His meeting By North Korean leader Kim Jong Un He was welcomed at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia’s Far East on Wednesday morning.

The North Korean leader said at the start of the talks that his country would “always stand with Russia”. According to a video broadcast on Russian television, he said: “Russia is facing… these kinds of forces seeking hegemony to protect its security interests… and we have always expressed our full and unconditional support for all actions taken.” I take this opportunity again to assure the Russian government and Russia that we will always work together.

In contrast, Russian President Vladimir Putin has hinted that Russia could help North Korea build satellites. “That’s why we came here. The North Korean leader is very interested in missile technology. They are trying to develop their space program,” Russian news agencies quoted Putin as saying.

A France 24 correspondent in Moscow talks about the meeting between Putin and Kim Jong Un

Discuss “all topics”.

Asked if he would discuss arms delivery with the North Korean leader, Putin said he would discuss “all issues.” The Kremlin announced that the two leaders inspected space missile assembly and launch facilities at the Vostochny base in Russia’s Far East.

“The two leaders inspected… the Ankara space shuttle assembly facility, the Soyuz-2 launch complex and the still-under-construction Ankara launch complex,” the Kremlin said in a statement.

Kim has visited Russia with senior military officials, including Marshal Park Jong-chun of the Korean People’s Army and Jo Chun-ryong, director of the Munitions Industry Administration.

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For its part, Washington hopes that talks between the two leaders will lead to an agreement on an arms deal supporting the Russian offensive in Ukraine.

France 24/AFP/Reuters

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