Kim Jong Un and Putin
The North Korean dictator announced his intention to develop relations with Russia “in accordance with the dictates of the new era and the aspirations of the peoples of the two countries.”
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un congratulated Russian ruler Vladimir Putin on Russia Day and expressed full support for his actions. About it says in a congratulatory telegram released by the North Korean state agency KCNA on June 12.
“Under your leadership, the Russian people, bravely overcoming all sorts of challenges and difficulties, achieve great success in doing a just cause to protect the dignity, security and rights to the development of the country, to which our people give full support,” the telegram says.
Kim Jong-un noted that he cherishes good neighborly relations with Russia and called “the firm position of the government of the republic” the decision to comprehensively expand and develop relations between the countries “in accordance with the dictates of the new era and the aspirations of the peoples of the two countries.”
“I am sure that the Korean-Russian relations of friendship and cooperation, which entered a new critical phase after our first meeting in April 2019 in Vladivostok, will further and dynamically strengthen and develop in all areas,” the North Korean dictator emphasized.
He added that he wants closer cooperation “on the way to protect international justice and ensure global security.”
The region escalated last week as North Korea fired eight short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan. In response, South Korea and the United States also launched eight ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan.