Russian President Vladimir Putin advised North Korean chief Kim Jong Un the 2 international locations will “expand the comprehensive and constructive bilateral relations with common efforts,” Pyongyang’s state media reported on Monday.
In a letter to Kim for Korea’s liberation day, Putin stated nearer ties could be in each international locations’ pursuits, and would assist strengthen the safety and stability of the Korean peninsula and the Northeastern Asian area, North Korea’s KCNA information company stated.
Kim additionally despatched a letter to Putin saying Russian-North Korean friendship had been solid in World Warfare II with victory over Japan, which had occupied the Korean peninsula.
The “strategic and tactical cooperation, support and solidarity” between the 2 international locations has since reached a brand new stage is their widespread efforts to frustrate threats and provocations from hostile navy forces, Kim stated within the letter. KCNA didn’t establish the hostile forces, but it surely has usually used that time period to consult with the US and its allies.
Kim predicted cooperation between Russia and North Korea would develop primarily based on an settlement signed in 2019 when he met with Putin.
North Korea in July recognised two Russian-backed breakaway “people’s republics” in jap Ukraine as impartial states, and officers raised the prospect of North Korean staff being despatched to the areas to assist in development and different labour.
Ukraine, which is resisting a Russian invasion described by Moscow as a “special military operation”, instantly severed relations with Pyongyang over the transfer.