DPRK, Russia to deepen military coordination against a 'common enemy'
DPRK Ambassador announces increased military coordination with Russia against a shared adversary, underscoring the strength of their historic friendship.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will increase military coordination with Russia in its fight against "a common enemy", DPRK Ambassador to Moscow Sin Hong Chol stated on Thursday.
"We will also strengthen military comradeship and solidarity with Russia in the fight against a common enemy," the ambassador said at an event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the DPRK.
The diplomat emphasized the DPRK's confidence in the strength of its relations with Russia with which each shares "a deep history and tradition of friendship and cooperation."
He said that the two countries would "strengthen and develop" their ties "in accordance with the requirements of the new era and the common desires and interests" of their peoples.
The official also expressed the country's full support to Moscow in its just action to protect its sovereignty and to achieve international justice.
Earlier in July, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu visited the DPRK and met with leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, during which the two sides discussed security and defense issues.
The minister conducted a three-day visit at the invitation of the DPRK's Ministry of Defense to participate in events commemorating the 70th anniversary of Victory Day celebrating the country's successful war against US-led forces.
The news agency indicated that Shoigu and Kim discussed "matters of mutual concern in the field of national defense and security and on the regional and international security environment," pointing out that both sides' positions on the files discussed were in line.
In the same context, the DPRK state media revealed that Kim gave the Russian Defense Minister a tour of the country's newest and most advanced weaponry.
Photographs in state media showed Kim walking Shoigu through a vast defense exhibition showcasing Pyongyang's nuclear missiles and a collection of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).