North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, who was on a visit to Russia, has now invited the Russian President to visit his country during talks. Korean Central News Agency has given this information and said that Putin has also accepted Kim Jong's invitation.
At the end of his welcome ceremony, Kim Jong Un politely invited Putin to visit the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) at a convenient time. Putin accepted the invitation with pleasure and confirmed his desire to carry forward the history and tradition of Russia-DPRK friendship. The North Korean leader pledged "full and unconditional support" for Russia on Wednesday as the two leaders held a summit. Reportedly, Kim expressed his desire to foster stable, future-oriented relations for the next 100 years.
"Russia is currently engaged in a just fight against hegemonic forces to safeguard its sovereign rights, security and interests," Kim said, making an indirect but clear reference to the war in Ukraine. During talks with Putin, according to media reports The North Korean leader said the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has always expressed its full and unconditional support for all steps taken by the Russian government.
Kim Jong Un said, "I take this opportunity to reaffirm that we will always stand with Russia on the anti-imperialist front and the front of independence." And also agreed to further strengthen strategic cooperation."
America-South Korea expressed concern
Regarding this meeting between Kim Jong-un and Putin, US and South Korean officials have expressed concern that North Korea could provide arms and ammunition to Russia amid the war in Ukraine. This is being said because there have been indications from the Kremlin that the two leaders discussed military cooperation, but its details have not been disclosed.
However, according to reports, both Moscow and Pyongyang have denied any such intention. The US State Department has said that if any new arms deal is reached, the Biden administration will not hesitate to impose any additional sanctions on Moscow and North Korea. "It is troubling that Russia is talking about cooperating with North Korea on programs that would potentially violate UN Security Council resolutions," said US Home Department spokesman Matthew Millen.