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    North Korea’s leader says relations with Russia are his “absolute priority.”

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    Somali Magazine September 13,2023-North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un stated on Wednesday that relations with Russia are “the very first priority” for his country.

    Meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Russian spaceport Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia’s Amur region in the Far East, to which he had been invited, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un thanked Putin for the warm welcome and commended Russia’s leadership and achievements in space development.

    According to the Kremlin, Kim stated that the Russian-North Korean friendship had “deep roots,” and that the Soviet Union played a “very important role in the country’s liberation.”

    “And now, relations with the Russian Federation are our country’s top priority.” “I am confident that our joint meeting will be another opportunity to elevate our relations to new heights,” he said.

    Kim also stated that “Russia has risen to the holy struggle” in order to safeguard its state sovereignty and security against hegemonic powers.

    “We have always supported and continue to support all of President Putin’s and the Russian government’s decisions.” “I also hope that we will always fight together against imperialism and for the establishment of a sovereign state,” he stated.

    The Russian president, for his part, noted that the meeting is taking place during the year when the two countries mark the 75th anniversary of diplomatic ties, and Pyongyang will soon mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Korean War and the victory of the Korean people in this war.

    “Of course, we need to talk about economic cooperation and humanitarian issues as well,” he added.

    Putin and Kim then toured the cosmodrome’s facilities and evaluated the new infrastructure’s construction.

    The Russian president also displayed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Russia’s Aurus, a line of executive and upper-class vehicles.

    Vostochny is Russia’s first civilian cosmodrome. It is situated in the Amur area, close to Tsiolkovsky. The building started in 2012, and the maiden launch from Vostochny took place in 2016.

     

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