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Russian President Putin Accepts North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un’s Invitation for Visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted an invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to visit the reclusive nation. The invitation was extended after a summit between the two leaders at the Vostochny spaceport in Russia’s Far Eastern Amur Region. This meeting marked Kim’s first encounter with Putin since his visit to Vladivostok in April 2019.

The summit comes as North Korea seeks to strengthen military ties with Moscow amid increasing security cooperation between South Korea, the United States, and Japan. While details of the discussions were not provided, the leaders discussed strengthening cooperation against military threats and provocations.

South Korean and US officials have expressed concerns about potential arms deals between Russia and North Korea, fearing they could support Moscow’s activities in Ukraine.