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Putin Gears Up to Visit North Korea - Kremlin

© Sputnik / Aleksey Nikolskiy / Go to the mediabankVladimir Putin greets Kim Jong-un in Vladivostok
Vladimir Putin greets Kim Jong-un in Vladivostok - Sputnik International, 1920, 24.05.2024
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited Russia in September 2023. On September 13, Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with him at the Vostochny space center.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has a valid invitation to pay an official visit to North Korea, such a visit is being prepared, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
In September 2023, Kim Jong Un visited Russia and invited Putin to North Korea. At the time, Peskov said the president "gratefully" accepted the invitation.
A series of high-level bilateral exchanges followed, including visits by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to North Korea in October and North Korean Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui to Russia in January.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived at the airfield early Saturday, meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu before viewing a variety of Russian military aircraft - Sputnik International, 1920, 16.09.2023
Russian Nuclear-Capable Aircraft, Kalibr-Armed Frigate Shown to Kim Jong Un in Vladivostok
In January, Peskov said that Putin's visit to North Korea could take place in the foreseeable future.
Putin last visited North Korea in 2000, when he met Kim Jong Un's father, Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang.
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