North Korean Kim Jong-un boarding a train to Khabarovsk… Now is the time for his ‘tour alone’
After completing the North Korea-Russia summit with President Putin, North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un’s next destination is Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Khabarovsk Region.
Chairman Kim plans to visit cities in the Russian Far East one after another without President Putin, and Chairman Kim is expected to mainly tour military-related facilities.
This is reporter Choi Doo-hee.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un after a summit meeting with Russian President Putin.
After the summit, Chairman Kim’s ‘alone tour’ began.
[Korea Central TV : Comrade Kim Jong-un departed for his next destination after receiving a farewell from Russian leadership and cadres and the honorary guards of the Russian Federation Armed Forces Army, Navy, and Air Force.] The next destination is about 1 mile east of Vostochny Cosmodrome, where the summit was held
. Komsomolsk-on-Amur in Khabarovsk Oblast, more than 1,000 km away.
This is where President Putin previously mentioned to the Russian media that Chairman Kim was planning to visit after the summit.
It is a military city with various military-related facilities, and Chairman Kim is expected to tour the ‘Yuri Gagarin’ fighter jet factory, which produces Russia’s advanced multipurpose fighter ‘Sukhoi -57’ , as well as the ‘Amur Shipyard’, which builds warships. I see it.
It is also a place that holds special meaning for Chairman Kim, given that Chairman Kim Jong-il of the National Defense Commission also visited this place and toured a fighter jet production plant.
After the visit to Khabarovsk Oblast, we will head to Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, more than 1,000 km to the south, by private train.
Here, we plan to tour the Pacific Fleet Command, which focuses on the submarine squadron, and the Far Eastern Federal University, the site of the first summit meeting with President Putin four years ago, before departing for North Korea late at night.
In particular, it is known that a separate meeting with Russian Defense안전놀이터 Minister Sergei Shoigu is scheduled for the 16th.
It is expected that the actual military agreement between North Korea and Russia as well as joint training issues will be discussed at this meeting.
Some analysts say that the reason why Chairman Kim is continuing his solo tour in Russia is that North Korea, whose military power is seriously aging, is desperate to import advanced military technology from Russia, the world’s second-largest military power.