Russian President Vladimir Putin in North Korea after 24 yrs, Kim Jong Un rolls out red carpet

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un personally received Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Pyongyang airport as the latter commenced his first visit to the reclusive nation in 24 years. Putin walked down the stairs of his aircraft and onto the red carpert, where the two leaders embraced and shook hands. 

Kim later joined Putin in his car to personally guide him to Pyongyang’s Kumsusan State Guest House, according to North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

The KCNA described their meeting as a historic event that demonstrates the “invincibility and durability of the two nations’ friendship and unity”.

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