During a meeting with North Korea’s Defense Minister Kang Sun Nam in Pyongyang, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu expressed his appreciation for the strong partnership between the two countries.
Emphasizing their shared border and extensive history of cooperation, Shoigu highlighted the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s significance as an important partner for Russia. The defense ministry released footage of a roundtable meeting with defense officials, aimed at further enhancing collaboration between the defense ministries of both nations.
Notably, Russia and China were the first known foreign delegations to visit North Korea since the country closed its borders due to the pandemic. They participated in events commemorating the Korean War anniversary in Pyongyang.
Shoigu extended gratitude to his Korean counterparts for the warm reception and the comprehensive program of activities, acknowledging the care and attention given to the visiting delegation.
As a historic ally of North Korea, Russia maintains friendly relations with the country, standing as one of the few nations with such ties.
The meeting and joint events further underscore the ongoing partnership between Russia and North Korea, reinforcing their long-standing cooperation in various fields.