Russian President Vladimir Putin has conveyed his readiness to visit North Korea, as stated in an official announcement on Sunday. The announcement follows the official visit of North Korean Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui to Russia from Monday to Wednesday. The visit was extended on the invitation of her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, during which strategic talks were held, according to the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
The discussions between North Korea and Russia involved in-depth strategic communication, leading to a consensus on various regional and international issues. These included matters concerning the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia, as reported by Yonhap news agency citing a statement from North Korea.
The joint statement released by North Korea and Russia emphasized their strong determination to enhance strategic and tactical cooperation. The collaboration aims at safeguarding the core interests of both nations and contributing to the establishment of a new multi-polarized international order based on principles of independence and justice.
In response to an invitation from South Korea leader Kim Jong Un to visit Pyongyang at a suitable time, President Putin expressed his gratitude and conveyed his eagerness to visit North Korea at an early date, according to the statement.
Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman for the Kremlin, mentioned that the potential visit by Putin to North Korea is currently under discussion through diplomatic channels. The diplomatic discussions indicate a potential strengthening of ties between the two countries and may pave the way for significant geopolitical developments in the region.
(With Agency Inputs)