North Korean leader Kim Jong-un invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit North Korea and the Russian president accepted the invitation, the Korea Central Telegraph Agency reported.
Putin and Kim held negotiations on Russki Island, near the Russian city of Vladivostok.
Kim and Putin “agreed to strengthen strategic cooperation to guarantee peace and security in the region and to further strengthen mutual understanding and ties in the future.”
In addition, they “agreed to take active measures in various fields to raise the level of mutually beneficial bilateral trade and economic relations, and to further intensify the work of the North Korean-Russian intergovernmental commission for commercial, economic, scientific and technological cooperation,” add the text
Putin and Kim held their first negotiations on Russki Island, near the Russian city of Vladivostok.
The face-to-face meeting lasted for almost two hours instead of the initially scheduled 50 minutes.
Once the face-to-face meeting was over, the conversation between Putin and Kim continued for an hour and a half in an expanded format, with the participation of the Russian and North Korean delegations.
At the end of the summit, the Russian president reiterated that Russia advocates the total denuclearization of North Korea, but insisted on providing the North Korean government with the necessary guarantees to promote disarmament and restore confidence.