MOSCOW, April 24. /TASS/. /TASS/. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said that he is happy to visit Russia when he arrived to the Hasan station, the administration of the Primorsky region said on Wednesday.
"I am happy to visit Russia," Kim said. Russian Minister for the Far East and the Arctic Alexander Kozlov, who met the North Korean leader in Hasan, expressed hope that this visit will stay with Kim "as a heartwarming memory." "Kim Jong-un said that this is not his last visit to Russia. He said that this is only the first step," the administration said.
In Hasan, Kim Jong-un was met by Russian Minister for the Far East and the Arctic Alexander Kozlov, Primorsky region Governor Oleg Kozhemyako, Russian Ambassador to North Korea Alexander Matsegora. The North Korean leader visited the House of Russian-Korean Friendship, also known as "The House of Kim Il Sung."
After leaving the Hasan station, the train headed toward Ussuriysk. The train will reach the city in about seven hours. Then the train will get onto the Trans-Siberian Railway leading to Vladivostok.