Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, arrived at Vladivostok, the Russian Federation on Wednesday.
At 18:00 local time, a private train with Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un aboard pulled in at the railway station.
He was greeted at the railway station by Minister of Development of the Far East and Arctic of Russia Alexandr Kozlov, Vice Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov, Governor of Maritime Territory Oleg Kozhemyako and Russian Ambassador to the DPRK Alexandr Matsegora.
There was a ceremony for welcoming the visit to the Russian Federation by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.
When he came forward to the square of the railway station, the chief of the guard of honor of the three services of the armed forces of the Russian Federation made a welcome report.
The national anthems of the DPRK and the Russian Federation were solemnly played.
The Supreme Leader reviewed the guard of honor of the three services of the armed forces of the Russian Federation.
Then there took place a march-past of the guard of honor of the three services.
The Supreme Leader exchanged greetings with senior officials of the capital and local areas and headed for the lodging place.
He passed Russia’s border railway station in Khasan on Wednesday morning on his way to the Russian Federation.
He was kindly greeted at Khasan Railway Station by Alexandr Kozlov, minister of Development of the Far East and Arctic of Russia, and other senior officials who came to the railway station from the capital and local areas to greet him.
He was also greeted at the railway station by Kim Hyong Jun, DPRK ambassador to the Russian Federation, and Jo Sok Chol, DPRK consul general in Vladivostok.
After getting off the train, he exchanged greetings with the senior officials of the capital and local areas who came to greet him.
He was presented with a bread and salt and then floral greetings by Russian women according to a Russian custom.
Then, he was guided into the VIP room at the railway station.
The senior officials warmly welcomed Kim Jong Un‘s visit to the Russian Federation, saying that President Putin dispatched them to the border railway station with particular attention given to his current visit.
Kim Jong Un expressed thanks for it and had an amicable talk with them.