Russia Vows to Expand Relations with North Korea

Russia and North Korea will expand their “comprehensive and constructive bilateral relations”, President Vladimir Putin has said.

In a letter sent to his counterpart Kim Jong-un on Pyongyang’s liberation day, Putin said the move would be in both countries’ interests.

Putin said expanded bilateral relations would “conform with the interests of the two countries”.

In turn, Kim said friendship between both nations had been forged in World War Two with victory over Japan.

He added that their “comradely friendship” would grow stronger.

In his letter, Kim said the Russia-North Korea friendship “forged in the anti-Japanese war” had been “consolidated and developed century after century”.

It added “strategic and tactical co-operation, support and solidarity” between the two countries “had been put on a new high stage, in the common front for frustrating the hostile forces’ military threat and provocation”.

Pyongyang did not identify the hostile forces by name, but the term has been used repeatedly by North Korea to refer to the US and its allies.

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