Kim Jong Un arrives in Russia’s Far Eastern Primorsky region, tours local airfield

The governor of Russia's Far Eastern Primorsky region, Oleg Kozhemyako, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are set to discuss exchange programmes for school children between Russian and North Korea, Kozhemyako said on his social media on Saturday.

As part of his official visit to Russia, Kim arrived in the Primorsky region earlier today.

Kozhemyako said that he and Kim would discuss a wide range of matters, including potentially starting exchange programmes for school children focused on health and recreation.

After his arrival, Kim paid a visit to the regional capital Vladivostok’s Knevichi airfield, where he was met by Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu. Kim was shown the Russian MiG-31I missile carrier with the Kinzhal hypersonic air-launched missile, Tu-214 passenger plane, as well as Russian frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov, with Kim getting “a close look at modern missile weapon control systems located at the ship’s central command centre”, as per the Russian Defence Ministry statement.


Photo: Russian Defence Ministry

On Friday, Kim visited the city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the Russian Far East, touring its engineering centre and production halls of the local aircraft plant. On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kim met for talks at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Amur region of Russia’s Far East.

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