Kim, Putin reach 'satisfactory agreement' on important issues, North Korea says

North Korea says the country's leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin reached a "satisfactory agreement" on important issues in their summit talks on Wednesday. Putin also reportedly accepted an invitation to visit North Korea at a convenient time.

State-run Korean Central Television and the ruling Workers' Party newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, both had reports on Thursday about the summit at the Vostochny spaceport in Russia's Far East. It was the second meeting of the two leaders. They held their first summit in 2019.

The media said Kim and Putin discussed deepening bilateral exchanges and cooperation in various fields, including high-level visits. The reports said they had in-depth exchanges of views on political, economic and military affairs.

The media noted that the two leaders talked about important issues and "cooperation matters arising in defending the sovereignty and development and interests of the two countries, peace and security in the region and the world and international justice."

The reports said they "reached a satisfactory agreement and consensus of views."

Attention is focused on the possible expansion of military cooperation between the two countries, but the details of any agreement have not been disclosed.

Ahead of the meeting, Kim and Putin visited an assembly plant for Angara rockets and the Soyuz launch pad.

Kim was reportedly briefed on Russia's achievements and experience in the space industry, as well as the prospects for development.

The North's leader is said to have left for his next destination. He is expected to visit Komsomolsk-on-Amur in Russia's Far Eastern region of Khabarovsk to see factories that manufacture aircraft, including fighter jets for Russia's air force.