VLADIVOSTOK, April 24. /TASS/. The North Korean delegation that arrived to Vladivostok on Wednesday will be treated to traditional Russian dishes, Primorsky Region Governor Oleg Kozhemyako said in an interview with the Rossiya-24 TV channel.
"The food will be simple: Russian borscht, Russian pelmeni (dumplings - TASS). The dishes that distinguish the traditional Russian cuisine," he said, adding that "caviar will definitely be served as well."
According to the official, the North Korean guests themselves asked to be treated to Russian dishes. Nevertheless, the delegation included North Korean chefs as well, therefore, "a wide variety of dishes will be on the menu."
North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un’s armored train arrived in Vladivostok at around 11:00 Moscow time. After a short official ceremony Kim’s limousine left the Vladivostok railway station and headed to Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) located on the Russky Island, where the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the North Korean leader will hold a summit meeting on Thursday.
The main topics on the agenda are the peaceful resolution of the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula and ensuring security in Northeast Asia as a whole. The leaders are also going to discuss the state of the bilateral relations, including political, economic, cultural and humanitarian ties. The summit between Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un will be their first meeting in person. Moreover, Russia is the first foreign country that the North Korean leader has visited after the national Supreme People's Assembly re-elected Kim Jong-un as the Chairman of the State Affairs Commission in early April.