O Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said this Wednesday that Russia and North Korea are developing their relations in all areas, including “sensitive” ones.
Speaking to journalists, Peskov ended up being questioned about the recent visit of the North Korean Foreign Minister to Moscow, particularly about the talks held.
Vladimir Putin’s spokesman noted that the situation on the Korean peninsula was discussed, but that the main objective of the meeting was the development of bilateral relations between Moscow and Pyongyang.
“The parties discussed bilateral relations in general, as well as the situation on the Korean peninsula. There was an exchange of views on the most pressing international issues, but the emphasis was placed on the development of bilateral relations”, highlighted the spokesperson for Kremlin, cited by the Russian state agency TASS.
“We have repeatedly said – and I am ready to reiterate it – that North Korea is an important partner for us and that we intend to strengthen relations in all areas, including sensitive ones,” he added.
North Korea, with very tense relations with the United States, was accused by Washington of supplying weapons and ammunition to Russia for its military campaign in Ukraine.
In September 2023, no agreement was officially signed following the summit between the two leaders in the Russian Far East, but speculation increased about humanitarian and military aid that Moscow could provide to Pyongyang in exchange for its supplies.
Diplomat Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday thanked Pyongyang for its support for the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with North Korea asserting itself as one of the two countries in the world, along with Syria, to recognize Russia’s annexations of four Ukrainian regions. in fall 2022.
In turn, the head of North Korean diplomacy Choi Son-hee considered that the visit to Russia constitutes “an important moment for bilateral relations to reach a new level this year”,
Vladimir Putin was invited to visit North Korea, but no date was given.
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