The leader of the North Korea Kim Jong Un met with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok. They have met for the first time to discuss the development of further bilateral agreements, as Reuters reported.
“The two men were holding a day of talks on an island off the Russian Pacific city of Vladivostok two months after Kim’s summit with U.S. President Donald Trump ended in disagreement, cooling hopes of a breakthrough in the decades-old nuclear row,” the news agency reads.
Putin said he hoped for a successful outcome of the meeting and discussion bilateral relationships thanks to which it will be clear how Russia might manage the situation in North Korea.
“We talked, of course, about the situation on the Korean peninsula, we exchanged views on how and what we can do so that there are good prospects for an improvement in the situation,” Putin said.
In his turn, Kim Jong Un noted that Putin gains success in nation-building and could earn trust of the Russians. Besides, Kim Jong Un thanked Putin for the meeting.
“I would like to thank you, dear Mr. President, for your gracious invitation. I want to congratulate you with being elected as the leader of this country against last year. You have gained success in nation building,” Kim Jong Un said.
According to the news agency, with this meeting, Russia can show that the U.S. and other western countries have not isolated it.