North Korean leader Kim arrives in Vladivostok

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is extending his tour of Russia's Far East. He has arrived in the outskirts of Vladivostok.

Kim arrived in the city's suburban station on Saturday morning. In a video released by the local governor on social media, Kim wore a black suit and shook hands with Russian officials who greeted him.

The North Korean leader is expected to inspect the Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet in the city, possibly to seek ways of military cooperation with Russia.

On Saturday, Pyongyang reported through the state-run Korean Central News Agency about Kim's visit to the Khabarovsk region the previous day.

The report said Kim expressed sincere regard for Russia's aviation technology that is undergoing rapid development and outpacing outside potential threats.

The report also said Kim inspected an aviation plant in the industrial city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur. The plant produces Sukhoi fighter jets and other aircraft.

Kim is cited as saying he was deeply impressed by the rich potential of Russia's aircraft manufacturing industry.
The report did not mention Pyongyang's military cooperation with Russia.