North Korea and Russia Coordinate Summit Between Kim Jong-un and President Putin
By Choi Won-jin, News Correspondent
According to a report by Japan’s NHK on the 7th, a Russian government official confirmed that North Korea and Russia are currently in coordination for an upcoming summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok.
The Russian official, who spoke to NHK on the previous day, revealed that the two countries are actively working towards organizing this summit. One possible location under consideration is a university situated on an island off the coast of Vladivostok.
Furthermore, in preparation for the summit, an official from the university proposed that all students entering or leaving the campus on the 5th must undergo a Corona 19 gene amplification test (PCR).
In an interesting development, there are discussions about Chairman Kim and President Putin potentially visiting military facilities in the Far East during their time together.
A Russian government official commented, “The North Korean side has been altering their schedule,” emphasizing the importance of paying close attention to the final details on the timing and location of the meeting. Coordination is expected to persist until the last possible moment.
Prior to this, the New York Times had raised the possibility of Chairman Kim meeting President Putin at the Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, Russia. This particular venue will also host the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) event from the 10th to the 13th.
Overall, the North Korea-Russia summit presents an opportunity for Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin to strengthen bilateral ties and potentially address important geopolitical matters.
[서울=뉴스핌] Correspondent Choi Won-jin = Japan’s NHK reported on the 7th, citing a Russian government official, that North Korea and Russia are coordinating the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Putin in Vladivostok.
A Russian government official told NHK the previous day that they are currently coordinating the holding of the summit between the two countries. A university on an island off the coast of Vladivostok is being considered as a location.
An official from the university suggested that on the 5th, students coming in and out of the campus are notified to get a Corona 19 gene amplification test (PCR).
It is known that a plan for Chairman Kim and President Putin to visit military facilities in the Far East is also being considered.
A Russian government official said, “The North Korean side has been changing the schedule,” adding that attention is being focused on the schedule and location of the meeting as coordination is expected to continue until the last minute.
Previously, on the 4th, the NYT raised the possibility of Chairman Kim meeting with President Putin at the Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, Russia, where the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) event will be held on the 10th to the 13th.
Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) at the Vladivostok Summit in 2019 [사진=로이터 뉴스핌] 2023.09.01 email@example.com
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