According to Yonhap, Sergey Lavrov, the Russian Federation’s minister of foreign affairs, will travel to Pyongyang in October to further the agreements between the leaders of North Korea and Russia.
Lavrov claims that the visit will carry out the commitment made by Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin to strengthen ties and collaboration between the two nations.
The article mentions that one of Lavrov’s travel goals may be to get ready for Putin’s trip to North Korea.
Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin, the leaders of North Korea and Russia, met on September 13 to discuss enhancing their militaries’ collaboration. Sergey Shoigu, the Russian defense minister, and Kim also spoke about this.
The parties may have discussed sending artillery ammo to Russia at the summit, according to numerous reports in the Western media. The Economist has revealed that North Korea gives Russia most of the year’s supply of artillery shells and Katyusha-style missiles.
Following the presidents’ conference, South Korea pledged not to turn a blind eye if military cooperation between Russia and North Korea was established. South Korea then slapped sanctions on North Korea. In order to counter the dangers posed by such cooperation, South Korea also established agreements with the US and Japan.