Talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were “very substantive,” Russian state media reported on Wednesday, citing Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.
“The negotiations between Putin and Kim Jong Un were very substantive,” RIA reported, quoting Peskov. According to RIA, Peskov added that North Korea “shows huge interest in developing bilateral ties with Russia.”
The pair spent around five hours together on Wednesday, according to according to Russian state news agency TASS.
According to TASS, the leaders met at Vostochny Cosmodrome 7:09 a.m. Moscow time where the North Korean leader arrived on his train and the two inspected the Vostochny facilities. Negotiations began at 8:25 a.m., and lasted “more than an hour,” according to TASS. The summit then continued with a “one-on-one conversation between Putin and Kim Jong Un,” TASS said.