Kim Jong Un has pledged his assist to Russia in what he has described because the “combat towards imperialism”.
The North Korean chief praised Russia and its president for a preventing a “sacred warfare” towards the “hegemonic forces” of the West.
“We are going to at all times assist the choices of President Putin and the Russian management … and we will probably be collectively within the combat towards imperialism,” Mr Kim advised Mr Putin by way of a translator.
It comes after the pair shook arms as they met on the Vostochny Cosmodrome, Russia’s largest home house launch centre.
The 2 leaders are holding talks – their first in individual since 2019.
Mr Putin is believed to be searching for ammunition from closely militarised North Korea for his invasion of Ukraine – which he has himself in comparison with the conquests of Russia’s former imperialist monarch, Peter the Nice.
Specialists consider Mr Kim is searching for Russian technical help for his efforts to develop navy reconnaissance house satellites.
The assembly got here hours after North Korea fired two ballistic missiles towards the ocean, extending a extremely provocative run of North Korean weapons testing for the reason that begin of 2022.
Mr Putin welcomed Mr Kim, who arrived on the facility in a limousine, having travelled from Pyongyang in his particular armoured prepare together with his influential sister Kim Yo Jong.
The pair shared a handshake that lasted about 40 seconds, with Mr Putin saying he was “very glad to see” the North Korean chief.