Russian President Vladimir Putin met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in the Amur Province, far east of Russia.

The Kremlin said in a statement on Wednesday that Putin received Kim at the Vostochny space base in the province.

The North Korean leader thanked Putin for inviting him to visit Russia, while Putin said, “I am happy to see you”.

The two leaders conducted an inspection tour of the space base’s facilities, before heading to hold discussions with the participation of the delegations of the two countries.

On Tuesday, Kim arrived in Russia by special train, on an official visit at the invitation of his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.

The last time Kim visited Russia was in April 2019, when he held a meeting with Putin on the campus of the Far Eastern Federal University on Russky Island.

The North Korean leader told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that Russia is waging a holy war against the West and that the two countries will fight imperialism together.

“Russia has risen to a holy fight to protect its sovereignty and security… against hegemonic powers,” Kim told Putin through a translator.

He added, “We’ll always support the decisions of President Putin and the Russian leadership… Together we will fight the war against imperialism”.

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