Russia-DPRK military interaction intensifies

[Press Review] Ria Novosti

The interagency cooperation between military departments of Russia and the DPRK, including at a high level, has recently intensified, Ria Novosti Wednesday reported from Pyongyang.

Fomin with Kim Hyong Ryong

The trend, it reports, was announced by Colonel-General Alexandr Fomin, Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, at a meeting with Army General Kim Hyong Ryong, vice-minister of the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces of the DPRK.

"High-level contacts give additional impetus to the development of bilateral relations in various areas, including military cooperation. We note that interagency cooperation has recently intensified, including at a high level," said Fomin, who is leading a delegation of the Ministry of Defense of Russia.

Russian defense delegaton to the DPRK

Fomin noted that the meeting of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin with the Chairman of the State Council of the DPRK Kim Jong Un in Vladivostok on April 25 was of fundamental importance, the Russian news agency reported and continued:

The delegation head noted that the Korea People's Army General No Kwang Chol, minister of the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces of the DPRK participated in the 8th Moscow Conference on International Security and had a bilateral meeting with Defense Minister of the Russian Federation Army General Sergei Shoigu on April 24 of this year on the forum's fields.

Military handsahake
Fomin said that they cherished friendship and good-neighborly relations with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in Russia. He recalled that in 2018, the two countries jointly celebrated the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

The deputy head of the Russian military department thanked Kim Hyung Rong and the country's military-political leadership for the invitation to visit Pyongyang.

(Google AI translation with minor modification by me)

Source: Ria Novosti (ru) - July 03, 2019

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