Russia and North Korea Strengthen Ties with New Partnership Agreement

Written by Camilla Jessen

Jun.18 - 2024 10:36 AM CET

Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are set to sign a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Agreement.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin seeks to strengthen ties with North Korea as global tensions continue to rise.

In a recent development, Putin has approved the draft Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Agreement with North Korea, which he plans to sign during an upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

The official order has been published, stating: "Accept the proposal of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, agreed upon with interested federal government bodies and organizations, to sign a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea."

Putin has authorized the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to make minor, non-fundamental changes to the draft agreement. The document specifies: "We consider it appropriate to sign the agreement provided for by this order at the highest level."