VLADIVOSTOK, April 24. /TASS/. The armored train of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived at Vladivostok’s railway station, a TASS correspondent reported.
The train arrived at the station at 17:50 local time (7:50 a.m. GMT). Primorye Governor Oleg Kozhemyako, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov and Russian Ambassador to North Korea Alexander Matsegora welcomed Kim upon his arrival. A military orchestra of the guard of honor greeted Kim at the station square.
On April 25, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The sides will discuss peaceful settlement of the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula and ensuring security in Northeast Asia. Kim and Putin will also discuss different aspects of bilateral relations, including on the political, economic and cultural-humanitarian agenda.
Talks in Vladivostok will be the first meeting between Kim and Putin. Russia will be the first country, which Kim visits after being re-elected Chairman of the State Affairs Commission at the first session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly earlier this month.