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Vladimir Putin has signed a brand new defence pact with North Korea that features a vow of “mutual aid” if both is attacked.

Describing the settlement with Kim Jong-un as a “comprehensive partnership treaty”, Putin mentioned that the doc “provides for mutual assistance in case of aggression against one of the parties”.

It was not clear what sort of help the deal entails.

The feedback got here following the conclusion of one-on-one talks between Putin and Kim Jong-un, the North Korean chief, in Pyongyang, the place the Russian chief is making his first official go to since 2000.

Putin earlier thanked Kim for his assist in Ukraine and mentioned the 2 international locations would “fight against the imperialist hegemonistic policies of the US and its satellites”.

On his half, Kim mentioned that Moscow and Pyongyang at the moment are even nearer than they have been throughout Soviet instances and promised  “full support and solidarity to the Russian government, army and people in carrying out the special military operation in Ukraine”.

Kim Jong-un mentioned that the settlement was of a peaceable and defensive nature, however added that it “will become a driving force accelerating the creation of a new multipolar world”.

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