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North Korean Media Heap Praise on Kim’s 'Historic & Epochal' Visit to Russia

© Sputnik / POOL / Go to the mediabankRussian President Vladimir Putin meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Vostochny Cosmodrome on September 13, 2023.
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Vostochny Cosmodrome on September 13, 2023. - Sputnik International, 1920, 14.09.2023
Russian President Vladimir Putin had a sit-down with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on September 13 at Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia's Far East. This is the North Korean leader's first trip abroad in four years and his second visit to Russia. Kim last visited the country in 2019.
According to official information, they discussed bilateral cooperation, as well as “sensitive issues” which will remain a subject of speculation by analysts.
The meeting between Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un was largely covered in North Korean media that dubbed the topmost summit as a “historic” and “epochal” event in relations between the two nations.
“The historic meeting and negotiations between the Secretary General of the WPK, the Chairman of State Affairs of the DPRK, respected comrade Kim Jong Un, and the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, is an epochal moment, that develops and enhances the traditional and strategic Korean-Russian bonds of friendship, cooperation and good neighborliness,” writes the state-run news agency.
The news outlet stressed that the negotiations proceeded in an “atmosphere of camaraderie and constructiveness”, adding that these talks inspire a righteous struggle” for sovereignty and against “imperialists.”
Another news outlet, which is seen as the voice of North Korea’s ruling party, also stresses the historic significance of the summit and emphasizes the special ties between the two leaders.

“The traditional relations of friendship between the DPRK and the Russian Federation, consolidated in the trials of history, generation after generation and century after century, are further developing into an inviolable comrade-in-arms relationship and ever-lasting strategic ties amid the deep friendship and special fellowship between Comrades Kim Jong Un and Putin,” writes the newspaper.

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