Kim Jong Un Arrives In Russia To Meet President Vladimir Putin
Vladivostok: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Russia on Wednesday in a bid to seek support from Moscow in Pyongyang’s nuclear deadlock with the United States.
Kim Jong said he was looking forward to his first talks with President Vladimir Putin, as his armoured train rolled into the Tsarist-era station in Russia’s Pacific port city of Vladivostok, where the summit will take place on Thursday.
“I hope that during the talks… I will be able to have concrete discussions on resolving situations on the Korean Peninsula and on the development of our bilateral relationship,” Kim said.
Kim plans to stay on in Vladivostok on Friday for a series of cultural events, including a ballet and a visit to the city’s aquarium, Russian media reported.
Russian and North Korean flags were flying on lamp posts on Vladivostok’s Russky Island, where the summit is expected to take place at a university campus.