North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for a summit with the Russian president Vladimir Putin, according to reports.


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for a summit with the Russian president Vladimir Putin, according to reports.
A smiling Kim, dressed in a black overcoat and black fedora hat, emerged onto the platform to be greeted by Russian officials about a minute late after the train was forced to reverse a few meters to ensure his door was aligned with the official welcoming line.

The armored train carrying Kim — on his first official visit to Russia — pulled into the quayside station in Vladivostok, on the Pacific Ocean, a few hours after crossing from North Korea into Russia, according to Reuters report.
Earlier, at a stop on the border, Kim told Russian state television he was hoping for useful and successful discussions with Putin.
“I hope that we can discuss concrete questions about peace negotiations on the Korean peninsula, and our bilateral relations,” he said through an interpreter.

Kim will sit down for talks with Putin on Thursday at a university campus on an island just off Vladivostok.


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