Kim Jong Un, the supreme leader of North Korea, left Russia’s Primorsky Krai region by train after a state visit in which he was showered with gifts and taken to see a ballet performance.
The North Korean leader left from the station Artyom-Primorsky 1 for the border checkpoint Khasan, Russian government-controlled media reported.
Details of Kim’s visit had been published by Russian state media on Saturday but North Korea revealed more details, providing insight into the extent of blossoming diplomatic relations between the two countries enhanced by Russia’s war in Ukraine.
North Korea’s Central News Agency, a propaganda arm of Kim’s regime, praised the “fervent and welcoming atmosphere” that greeted the supreme leader in Russia and noted that he was showered with gifts during the visit.
“A fresh heyday of friendship and solidarity and cooperation is being opened up in the history of the development of the relations between the DPRK and Russia,” North Korean officials said.