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Kim Jong Un Arrived In Vladivostok For His First Meeting With Vladimir Putin

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Kim Jong Un Arrived In Vladivostok For His First Meeting With Vladimir Putin

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On April 24th, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un departed for Russia with his private train.

He was accompanied by Kim Phyong Hae and O Su Yong, members of the Political Bureau and vice-chairmen of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), Ri Yong Ho, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK and foreign minister, Army General Ri Yong Gil, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK and chief of the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army, Choe Son Hui, member of the State Affairs Commission (SAC) of the DPRK and first vice foreign minister, and members of the C.C., WPK and the SAC.

“Kim Jong Un arrived in Vladivostok, where he will meet with Putin, without his wife, but with gifts.”

“The Kremlin officially announced: Putin will meet with Kim Jong-en on April 25 in Vladivostok. At first, they will speak alone, then as a part of delegations. There are no plans to sign documents and a joint statement.”

The Kremlin announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin had invited the North Korean leader on April 18th.

On April 19th, Kim Jong Un answered the invitation, also thanking Putin for extending his congratulations for the North Korean leader’s re-election.

“It fully conforms with the common interests of the peoples of the two countries to invariably strengthen and develop the long-standing friendly relations between the DPRK and Russia established by the preceding leaders

I am ready to closely cooperate with you in order to steadily and constructively develop the traditional friendly relations between the DPRK and Russia as required by the new era and defend peace and security of the Korean peninsula and the rest of the world,” Un’s statement read, published by North Korean state news agency KCNA.

Kim said that his first visit to Russia was “only the first step” and that it would also not be his last.

He and Putin will meet at the far-eastern city of Vladivostok, at the Far Eastern Federal University.

Russian Presidential aide Yuri Ushakov provided some insight into the meeting’s agenda.

“The focus of the talks will, of course, be a political and diplomatic solution to the nuclear problem of the Korean Peninsula,” Ushakov told reporters.

He added that within the framework of the talks, topical issues of relations between Russia and the DPRK will also be discussed.

“The leaders will exchange views on political, trade, economic, cultural, humanitarian and other components of bilateral relations,” the assistant to the Russian leader explained.

Ushakov recalled that the issue of the visit of the new head of the DPRK to Russia was discussed repeatedly, the invitation of the Russian side was transferred back in 2017-2018.

“We agreed on the terms for a long time, and finally, we managed to come to a mutual agreement, now the North Korean leader will arrive in Vladivostok,” he added.

Kim arrived at the city of Khasan and was greeted by a Russian delegation and a red carpet.

Kim Jong Un Arrived In Vladivostok For His First Meeting With Vladimir Putin

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Kim Jong Un Arrived In Vladivostok For His First Meeting With Vladimir Putin

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Kim Jong Un Arrived In Vladivostok For His First Meeting With Vladimir Putin

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Kim Jong Un Arrived In Vladivostok For His First Meeting With Vladimir Putin

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Kim Jong Un Arrived In Vladivostok For His First Meeting With Vladimir Putin

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He met with Russian officials prior to his meeting with Vladimir Putin on April 25th.

According to Yuri Ushakov, the meeting will be one on one between Putin and Kim.

“The program of negotiations is, in principle, typical – it envisages a conversation in a narrow composition, and then there will be negotiations with delegations and an official reception,” Ushakov told reporters.

Earlier, on April 19th, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russia is ready to do everything, to the best of its ability, to contribute to the process of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.

“There is no doubt that Russia will be ready to do everything to facilitate, to the best of its ability, the process of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” he said.

This is the first time Kim visits Russia, the last time a North Korean leader visited the country was in 2011, when Kim’s late father – Kim Jong Il visited.

Some experts say Kim could try to bolster his country’s ties with Russia and China as North Korea has expressed its discontent at the lack of US steps to match the partial disarmament steps it took last year. This is specifically reinforced by the fall-through of the February 28th meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim in Hanoi, Vietnam.

The North Korean side blamed the failure largely on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Kim said that he was willing for a 3rd meeting with Trump, refused to sit at the negotiation table if Pompeo is present.

Pompeo disregarded North Korea’s insults and claims and said that he would still remain “in charge” of negotiations with the North.

“President Trump is obviously in charge of the overall effort but it will be my team, special representative {Stephen} Biegun will continue to lead the efforts to achieve what Chairman Kim committed to do back in June of last year which was to denuclearize,” Pompeo told reporters at the State Department.

“As I have said before he has made that commitment to President Trump multiple times, he has made it to me personally a half a dozen times. I’m convinced we still have a real opportunity to achieve that outcome and our diplomatic team will continue to remain in the lead.”

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  • Andrei

    He should be shot dead or the train attack and to kill everyone in that train,
    Communist at this level it doesn’t have place in the world, and it won’t be ever accepted, starving his own Country people and he is eating the best foods known to humans,, sometimes I don’t understand why people they don’t shoot him dead, if I will be in north Korea I will snipe him out,
    Look at China or other countries that are Communist,, people they don’t die of hunger people are free to use their life as they want, Is a free choice you work you have you don’t work you don’t have, it is free choice

    • Max Glazer

      Lutshe zastrelis sam, debil nedorazvitiy.

    • Pavel Pavlovich

      Shut up, hasbara troll. You fear him, and rightly so. The strong people of DPRK will not cease to be a pain in the arse of your masters.

      • Andrei

        No I am not scare of him
        He is blod and flesh like me and you he can die like us ,
        His father and his family and his communist party has starved to death over 3.5 million people 1994–1998
        So I deeply wish him a slow and painful death the same way he inflicted in his own people

        • verner

          all after his grandfather refused to accept sung man rhee as a new pm on the korean peninsula which caused the neo-nazi morons to bomb the country to smithereens and kill millions, totally devastating the country. you shouldn’t be surprised that he has the view of the neo-nazis as he has and that he prefers to hold on to a dozen or so of his best nukes.

        • verner

          otherwise, you seem to be a certified idiot and fool. anything else – nah no one listen to the village idiot anyway!

          • Luke Hemmming

            A village idiot without a village to be more precise hahaha

        • Luke Hemmming

          Blah blah blah zzzzzzzzzzzz

        • Luke Hemmming

          A village idiot without a village to be more precise verner. Lol

  • Pavel Pavlovich

    This is good news indeed. I hope he will receive some serious gifts in return. DPRK are heroes for bein the only nation not under control of the US, in any form. Except for, maybe Iran (but even there the influence is felt).

  • verner

    I trust he and putin discuss the need to hang on to the nukes, without which either country would have been devastated by moronistan (aka usa – home of latter day nazi-morons) long ago and hopefully they discuss how nk will be able to pass on a couple of its nukes to iran and improve its defensive capacities against the squatters. that’s is what is of paramount importance just now – defense against the squatters and the neo-nazi-morons out of washington dc.