Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang. After which the guest was given a tour of the Defence Expo, where ballistic missiles are also kept.
The Reuters news agency quoted North Korea‘s official media as saying. That the two countries have discussed further development of relations.
Defence Minister Shigu also delivered a letter from Russian President Vladimir Putin to Kim Jong Un. In response, the North Korean leader thanked the Russian President. Welcomed the arrival of the Russian military delegation to the country. And said that the meeting will further strengthen the ‘strategic and traditional’ relations between the two countries.
The Russian delegation and the Chinese delegation, including Chinese Communist Party Politburo member Li Hongzhong, arrived in North Korea this week. Where Victory Day’ was celebrate to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.
This is the first visit of any large-scale delegation to North Korea since the outbreak of the global pandemic Corona.
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The delegations arrive in Pyongyang as the North Korean government seeks to strengthen ties with Russia and China. And seek common ground with its adversary, Washington.
According to North Korea’s state news agency, Kim Jong-un led the Russian delegation led by Shigo to visit a defense exhibition being held to mark the anniversary of the war, which featured newly developed weapons and military equipment. has been kept
According to the statement, “Kim Jong-un informed the Russian Defence Minister about his thoughts regarding the trend of developing new weapons around the world and its strategy.”
Pictures released by North Korea’s news agency show Kim Jong-un giving guests a tour of a large exhibition hall. Where some of the North’s ballistic missiles are mount on multi-axle transporter launchers.
Another image, defence analysts say, is a new drone.
North Korea is banned from developing weapons that use ballistic missile technology under UN Security Council resolutions, which have been backed by the council’s permanent members, including Russia and China, over the years.