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, was invited to a luncheon hosted by Governor of Maritime Territory Oleg Kozhemyako on April 26.
Oleg Kozhemyako hosted the luncheon in honor of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un at Lesnaya Zaimka Restaurant in Vladivostok, which Chairman Kim Jong Il visited during his visit to the Far Eastern Region of Russia in August 2002.
Also invited to the luncheon were senior officials of the Party and the government and working-level officials who were accompanying Kim Jong Un.
Present at the luncheon from the Russian side were Minister of Development of the Far East and Arctic Alexandr Kozlov, Vice Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov, Russian Ambassador to the DPRK Alexandr Matsegora, Mayor of Vladivostok Oleg Gumenyuk and other officials concerned.
Watching a tablet to honor Kim Jong Il displayed at the entrance to the restaurant, Kim Jong Un expressed deep thanks to friends in the Maritime Territory of fraternal Russia for treasuring and perpetuating the memories of Kim Jong Il.
He had a warm talk with the officials of the Maritime Territory, and had a significant photo taken with them against the backdrop of the restaurant.
Governor of Maritime Territory Oleg Kozhemyako and DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho made toasts at the luncheon.
They expressed their firm will to carry forward the DPRK-Russia friendly and cooperative relations with long history and tradition in the strategic estimation as required by the times and further consolidate and develop the invincible friendship and unity between the peoples of the two countries, true to the profound idea and guidance of the top leaders of the two countries.