Speaking at Russia’s far east spaceport in the Vostochny Cosmodrome, the North Korean leader said the friendship between the two countries had “deep roots” and that Russia has “risen to a sacred fight” to protect its sovereignty and security,” the Independent reported.
“We will always support the decisions of President Putin and the Russian leadership…and we will be together in the fight against imperialism,” he added.
“Thank you for inviting us, despite your tight schedule,” Kim told Putin during the meeting.
The ceremony took place at the main entrance to the Unified Technical Complex Launch Vehicles assembly and test buildings.
Earlier in the day, Kim arrived at the railway station of the cosmodrome by train as part of his first visit to Russia since 2019.