North Korea's chairman Kim Jong-un has expressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin his readiness to cooperate in order to reach peace on the Korean Peninsula and to develop relations between the two states, ONA reports citing Sputniknews.
"I am ready to closely cooperate with you in order to steadily and constructively develop the traditionally friendly relations between the DPRK and Russia as required by the new era and defend peace and security of the Korean Peninsula and the rest of the world", Kim said in a letter, as quoted by KCNA.
He also noted that the further development and strengthening of friendly Korean-Russian relations are of common interest for the two states. In addition, Kim wished Putin "health and greater success in your responsible work for building a powerful Russia" and "wellbeing and prosperity" to the Russian people.
On Thursday, North Korea's chairman sent a letter in response to Putin congratulating Kim on his re-election as the head of the North Korean State Affairs Commission. The text was revealed by KCNA news agency on Friday.