Kim to develop strategic ties with Putin - official

Politics 10/12/2018, 6:36 AM
Kim to develop strategic ties with Putin - official

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is willing to develop strategic relations with Russia, Pyongyang's Ambassador to Moscow Kim Hyung-jun said in Moscow.

Kim Jong-un discussed the strategic partnership with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Council Chairman Valentina Matviyenko, who visited North Korea earlier. In the meetings he "expressed his position and willingness to constructively and consistently develop our friendship, which is traditional and strategic," Ambassador Kim said.

The ambassador added that relations between the two countries have "noticeably grown" in the past few years thanks to the efforts made by both the North Korean leader and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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