Russia and North Korea to Sign Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Treaty

The new treaty will replace those signed between Moscow and Pyongyang in 1961, 2000, and 2001.

On Tuesday, Presidents Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong will sign a comprehensive strategic partnership treaty between Russia and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).


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Previously, the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry proposed a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Agreement between the Russian Federation and the DPRK. Putin approved the proposal and authorized his diplomats to introduce amendments to the draft treaty that are not fundamental in nature.

On Monday, Yuri Ushakov, the Presidential adviser on international policy, noted that the new treaty will replace those signed between Moscow and Pyongyang in 1961, 2000, and 2001.

The new document will take into account “all the universal principles of international law, will not have any confrontational character, will not be directed against any country, and will be aimed at guaranteeing greater stability in the Northeast Asian region,” he said.

Portraits of Putin, flags of Russia and North Korea on the streets: Pyongyang is preparing for the visit of the Russian President.

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In the article published by the Rodong Sinmun, Putin said Russia and the DPRK “will put the bilateral cooperation onto a higher level with our joint efforts and this will contribute to developing reciprocal and equal cooperation between the two countries.”

The Russsian leader pointed out that his country will invariably support the DPRK’s fight to defend its freedom, sovereignty and the rights to choose its path of independence.

Putin also denounced the U.S.-imposed “order based on rules,” calling it “nothing but a world-wide neocolonialist dictatorship based on double standards.

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Sources: EFE – Xinhua