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Russia’s President Putin Makes Rare Visit to North Korea

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a visit to North Korea on Wednesday, with the goal of strengthening cooperation between the two countries in response to sanctions imposed by the United States and its allies. The visit comes at a time of heightened tensions between Russia and the United States.

Upon his arrival in Pyongyang, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warmly welcomed Putin at the airport. Kim Jong Un then accompanied Putin to the Kumsusan State Guest House, where they engaged in discussions.

This visit is historically significant as it marks Putin’s first trip to North Korea in 24 years. It highlights the strong and enduring friendship between the two nations, which Putin described as “invincible and lasting.”

During their discussions, Putin expressed appreciation for North Korea’s consistent support of Russia, particularly during Russia’s military actions in Ukraine that began with the Kremlin’s invasion in 2022.

The meeting between Putin and Kim Jong Un underscores the importance of diplomatic relations and strategic cooperation between Russia and North Korea amid global geopolitical tensions. Both leaders are expected to discuss further avenues for cooperation and mutual support in the face of international challenges.

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