Putin says that establishing a commerce and funds community with Pyongyang “not controlled by the West” | EUROtoday

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The Russian president, Vladimir Putinhas assured that Moscow and Pyongyang will develop “a system of trade and reciprocal payments that is not controlled by the West” in an editorial revealed this Tuesday by the North Korean newspaper Rodong on the event of his go to to the airtight Asian nation.

In the textual content, Putin defends the historic relationship between the 2 nations, thanks Pyongyang “for firmly supporting the Russian special military operation” in Ukraine, and assures that he sees within the regime of Kim Jong-un an ally in its bid to ascertain a multipolar order that the US “sees as a threat to its global hegemony.”

Putin assures that “countries that do not accept this position and apply independent policies face increasingly harsh external pressure” and that Moscow and Pyongyang, by way of the creation of this impartial cost community that seeks to avoid sanctioning mechanisms, search “make international relations more democratic and flexible.”

“To this end, we will develop a commercial and reciprocal payment system that is not controlled by the West and we will jointly oppose unilateral and illegal restrictive measures,” the Russian president states within the textual content, including that each events will moreover set up “a network of equal and indivisible security in Eurasia”.

Putin, who lands at the moment in Pyongyang to a two day go to, He additionally accuses Washington and its allies of “rejecting so far all our attempts to peacefully mediate the situation (in Ukraine)” and assures that “Russia is prepared for an equal dialogue on the most complex issues, past and future.”

Pyongyang has been one of the vocal defenders of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and, since final 12 months – when Putin and Kim held a summit within the Amur area wherein they agreed to cooperate militarily – Western intelligence has claimed thatNorth Korea has despatched hundreds of containers with weapons that the Russian Army has used in opposition to kyiv.

Some analysts imagine that this historic go to by Putin – it’s his first journey to North Korea in 24 years – can serve to additional deepen that cooperation.

At the identical time, Yuri Ushakov, worldwide advisor to the Kremlin, has assured in an interview with the Russian company Tass that this journey might result in a brand new treaty that regulates bilateral relations with a view to forge a “comprehensive strategic alliance.”

“This document is being worked on and if signed it will replace the fundamental treaties that were signed in 1961, 2000 and 2021,” Ushakov defined.

Putin flies at the moment from Yakutia to Pyongyang, from the place he’ll journey to Vietnam on Wednesday for an additional two-day keep.