Pyongyang, September 13 (KCNA) — Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, arrived at Khasan, border town of the Russian Federation, on early morning of September 12.
The Khasan Railway Station was in a warm atmosphere of welcoming the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un paying an official visit to the Russian Federation to put the DPRK-Russia relations of friendship and cooperation on a fresh higher level.
The guard of honor of the three services of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the military band lined up at the Khasan Railway Station where the flags of the DPRK and the Russian Federation were fluttering.
The private train of Kim Jong Un entered the yard of the Khasan Railway Station at 6:00 local time.
He was greeted by Alexandr Kozlov, minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of Russia, Oleg Kozhemyako, governor of the Maritime Territory Administration, and other senior officials in Moscow and local areas who came to Khasan to guide him.
He got off the train and exchanged warm greetings with the senior officials who came to receive him.
The senior officials warmly welcomed him on a visit to Russia again as the closest friend of the Russian people, conveying the greetings from Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, president of the Russian Federation, to him.
Then there took place a ceremony of welcoming Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the DPRK, on his visit to the Russian Federation.
The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un received a salute from the chief of the guard of honor of the three services of the armed forces of the Russian Federation.
The national anthems of the DPRK and the Russian Federation were solemnly played.
He reviewed the guard of honor of the three services of the armed forces of the Russian Federation.
He had a warm talk with the Russian friends in the reception room of the railway station.
Senior officials from the Russian capital and local areas told him that President Putin personally sent them to the border station to greet him, adding that the Russian government and people are doing their best to offer him sincerest hospitality, hoping his visit would be significant.
Noting that he was pleased to visit Russia again four years after his visit in 2019, Kim Jong Un said that his visit to the Russian Federation, the first foreign visit after the worldwide public health crisis, is a clear manifestation of the stand of the WPK and the government of the DPRK prioritizing the strategic importance of the DPRK-Russia relations.
Expressing deep thanks to the senior officials from the capital and local areas for greeting him with enthusiastic and warm feelings of friendship at the border station, he extended best wishes to the president, government, army and people of the Russian Federation on behalf of the DPRK.
He received a gift from Alexandr Kozlov.
He left for his destination, being given a warm send-off by Russian officials. -0-