9 Jul 2019 10:29

Postage stamps dedicated to Kim's visit to Russia released in N. Korea

VLADIVOSTOK. July 9 (Interfax) - Two postage stamps dedicated to the April meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin have been released in Pyongyang, the Russian embassy to North Korea said in a statement on Facebook.

The stamps carry inscriptions in Russian and Korean, which say "In the memory of the Russian visit of Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, Chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Commission, and Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the DPRK Armed Forces Comrade Kim Jong Un."

The embassy posted images of the stamps on Facebook. One of the stamps depicts a photo of the Russian and North Korean leaders, and the other carries national emblems of the two countries.

Putin and Kim met in Vladivostok on April 25. The one-on-one talks lasted for almost two hours, and an expanded meeting followed.

Kim had never been to Russia before. The previous Russian-North Korean summit took place eight years ago, in 2011, when North Korea was governed by Kim Jong Un's father, Kim Jong Il, who met with then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Ulan Ude.