The North Korean leader congratulated the Russian president on Russia Day, which is celebrated this Sunday.
Kim Jong-un sent a congratulatory message to Vladimir Putin this Sunday for Russia Day, in which he conveyed the “full support” of the North Koreans and highlighted the “just cause for defending the dignity” of Moscow.
The North Korean leader recalled the long history of “friendly and good-neighbourly” relations between the two countries and affirmed that under Putin’s leadership “the Russian people have achieved great successes in fulfilling the just cause of defending the dignity and security of their country”, the state news agency KCNA.
The message stated that “the North Korean people extend their full support and encouragement” to the Russians. Kim Jong-un also expressed the hope that the bilateral cooperation between Pyongyang and Moscow will continue to strengthen, especially the “strategic and tactical” one to “uphold international justice and guarantee world security”.
- In 2019, the North Korean leader traveled to Russia to meet with Putin for the first time. The summit took place in the city of Vladivostok, in the Far East of the country.