Pyongyang: Vladimir Putin arrives in North Korea for go to | EUROtoday

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting North Korea arrived. He landed within the North Korean capital Pyongyang, the Kremlin introduced. Russian media reviews additionally mentioned that head of state Kim Jong Un acquired Putin at Pyongyang airport on Wednesday evening.

During Putin's two-day keep, an settlement on a “strategic partnership” between Russia and North Korea. “We greatly appreciate the resolute support of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) for the special military operation in Ukraine,” Putin wrote earlier than his go to in an announcement revealed by the North Korean state information company KCNA and the newspaper Rodong Sinmun revealed visitor article.

The journey will “raise bilateral cooperation to a higher level” and contribute to the “development of mutual and equal cooperation” between Russia and North Korea, the article continued. Russia and North Korea are within the means of actively growing their “multifaceted partnership,” Putin additionally wrote. They will proceed to oppose the West's makes an attempt to forestall the emergence of a multipolar world order. According to observers, the go to can also be about additional arms deliveries from North Korea, which Russia desires to make use of within the conflict of aggression towards Ukraine.

International criticism of the assembly

Putin's go to to North Korea reveals and confirms the very shut connection between Russia and authoritarian states resembling North Korea, but additionally China and Iran, mentioned NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a joint press convention with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. These states supported Russia's conflict aggression towards Ukraine and fueled it. “This also shows that our security is not regional. It is global,” Stoltenberg continued.

At the NATO summit in July, cooperation with companions within the Indo-Pacific area will likely be additional strengthened, Stoltenberg introduced. “The deepening cooperation between Russia and North Korea is something that should worry everyone who is interested in maintaining peace and stability on the Korean peninsula, but also in supporting the Ukrainian people who continue to fight against Russian aggression,” mentioned US Department of Defense spokesman Pat Ryder.

Putin visited North Korea for the primary time 24 years in the past, when he met Kim's father, Kim Jong II.