His train entered the yard of Artem--Primorsky Railway Station 1 at 9 o'clock local time.
He was received by Alexandr Kozlov, Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of Russia; Oleg Kozhemyako, Governor of the Maritime Territory Administration; Byacheslav Kwon, Mayor of Artem City; and other central and local cadres.
He exchanged greetings with the cadres who came out to receive him and warmly acknowledged the welcome of the pretty Russian children waving bouquets.
He was accompanied by Ri Pyong Chol and Pak Jong Chon, Marshals of the Korean People's Army; Kang Sun Nam, Minister of National Defence of the DPRK; General Kim Kwang Hyok, Commander of the Air Force of the KPA; Admiral Kim Myong Sik, Commander of the Navy of the KPA; and other officials and suite members, and central and local cadres of the Russian Federation.
A guard of honour of the three services of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the military band were lining up at the Knevichi Military Airfield.
Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu warmly received the respected
He reviewed the guard of honour of the three services of the armed forces of the Russian Federation.
He exchanged greetings with Aleksei Krivorutsko, Vice-Minister of Defence; Nikolai Yevmenov, Commander-in-Chief of the Navy; Sergei Kobilash, Commander of the Long-Range Bomber Force; and other military commanding personnel. And he looked round the up-to-date military planes of the Russian Air Force including all kinds of strategic bombers, multipurpose fighters, pursuit planes and assault planes.
Commander of the Long-Range Bomber Force Sergei Kobilash warmly welcomed
Looking round the military planes on display,
Commander of the Long-Range Bomber Force Sergei Kobilash presented a gift to
The Pacific Fleet received
He exchanged greetings with the commanding officers of the navy and went up to the frigate "Marshal Shaposhnikov" amid the respects paid by the guards of honour of the three services of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Pacific Fleet.
The captain of the "Marshal Shaposhnikov" made a report of reception.
Listening to a detailed explanation about naval operational ability, major arms and equipment and combat efficiency of the ship from the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy Yevmenov,
He highly appreciated that the officers and men of the Pacific Fleet greatly contribute to peace and security of northeast Asia and the world by displaying the brave fighting spirit and heroism. He conveyed a gift as a token of his visit to the fleet and wrote in the visitor's book as follows: "Victorious track that defended justice and peace will be immortal. Regards to the Pacific Fleet,
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu arranged a luncheon in honour of
Speaking at the luncheon, he warmly welcomed once again
Speaking in reply, Minister of National Defence Kang Sun Nam conveyed warm militant greetings of the officers and men of the Korean People's Army to the entire officers and men of the brave Pacific Fleet and expressed his will to further strengthen militant unity and cooperation with the Russian Army and firmly defend peace and stability of the region and the world.
Sergei Shoigu presented a sincere gift to
After the luncheon,
He expressed his pleasure to meet Defence Minister Shoigu again and highly praised the development, modernity and bravery of the Russian armed forces reliably defending the independent rights and interests of development of the state.
Defence Minister Shoigu said he was specially accorded warm hospitality by the respected
Appreciating it were DPRK Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui, Secretaries of the Central Committee of the WPK O Su Yong and Pak Thae Song and other suite cadres and members.
Also seeing the performance were Alexandr Kozlov, Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of Russia; Oleg Kozhemyako, Governor of the Maritime Territory Administration; and other central and local cadres of Russia.
Highly praising the performance which vividly showed the influence of ballet with beautiful and graceful artistic representation,