The Russian military delegation headed by the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation General of the Army Sergei Shoigu has arrived in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, informs Russian MoD.
An official welcoming ceremony for the Russian delegation took place at Pyongyang Sunan International Airport with the participation of a company of the Honour Guard of the Korean People’s Army. The Minister of Defence of the DPRK General of the Army Kang Sun-nam greeted the head of the Russian Ministry of Defence at the airstair.
The delegation of the Russian Ministry of Defence is going to take part in solemn events dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Day of Victory in the Great Fatherland Liberation War of 1950-1953.
Today, the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation General of the Army Sergei Shoigu held talks with the Minister of Defence of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea General of the Army Kang Sun-nam in Pyongyang.
‘I am pleased to meet you. I gratefully accepted your invitation to visit Pyongyang, the capital of a friendly State. I am grateful to my Korean friends for the rich programme during the visit. I felt your care and your attention from the first minutes. It is possible not only to work actively, but also to learn a lot of interesting things about the DPRK, your culture, traditions and sights,’ said Sergei Shoigu.
The head of the Russian military department stressed that his visit to the DPRK is taking place during the days of celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Day of Victory in the Great Fatherland Liberation War. In the bloody battles of 1950-1953, the Korean People’s Army under the command of Comrade Kim Il Sung won a historic victory over a strong and cruel enemy.
The Russian Defence Minister noted that cooperation between the two countries has been strengthening in the post-war period. Visits by the warships, official visits by high-ranking representatives of defence departments, exchanges of delegations at the working level, and personnel training have contributed to the preservation of peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is an important partner of Russia, with which we are connected by a common border and a rich history of cooperation,’ stressed the head of the Russian military department.
Sergei Shoigu expressed his intention to consistently develop bilateral ties in all areas: ‘I am convinced that today’s talks will contribute to strengthening of cooperation between our defence departments.’