Russian President Vladimir Putin met visiting North Korean Overseas Minister Choe Son-hui in Moscow amid deepening navy cooperation between the 2 nations, the media reported on Wednesday. Putin met with Choe late Tuesday and was briefed on the outcomes of her talks with Russian Overseas Minister Sergei Lavrov earlier within the day, Yonhap Information Company quoted the Kremlin as saying, with out offering additional particulars. Choe has been on a three-day go to to Russia at Lavrov’s invitation. The journey got here amid deepening navy cooperation between the 2 nations, with the North offering Russia with arms to be used in its battle with Ukraine in alternate for Moscow offering technical help for Pyongyang’s weapons packages. Throughout his talks with Choe, Lavrov expressed appreciation for Pyongyang’s assist in what he known as Russia’s “particular navy operation” in Ukraine, whereas Choe mentioned the North will completely fulfill agreements reached at September’s summit between Putin and North Korean chief Kim Jong-un. On Monday, the Kremlin mentioned it intends to additional develop its partnership with North Korea in all areas, calling the North its “closest neighbour” and “associate”. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov additionally mentioned Moscow hopes for a go to by Putin to North Korea to happen within the “foreseeable future”, including that additional coordination, together with its timing, will likely be mentioned by diplomatic channels.