In the Vladivostok meeting, Kim and Putin discussed denuclearization and bilateral relations.
It also marked Kim's first visit overseas since the Hanoi summit in February with the President of the US, Donald Trump, which ended abruptly without an agreement on the denuclearization process that was underway.
"Kim is seeking an upper hand for future talks with the U.S. and meeting foreign leaders like Putin can help him do that".
German automaker Daimler say they have no idea how Kim Jong-un got hold of two of their limos, after Kim was seen at Vladivostok in the luxury motors at meetings with Vladimir Putin this week (pictured: one of Kim's Daimler's, top; stepping out of his auto at the train station, bottom left; and boarding his train, bottom right).
"We have to remember that (Foreign Minister) Ri and Choe are not only North Korea's best people for the job of dealing with the USA", said Michael Madden, a North Korea leadership expert at the USA -based Stimson Center. US officials have openly said since past year that inter-Korean relations should keep pace with progress on the North's denuclearisation.
The hikers were chosen by lottery to explore a "peace trail" near the heavily fortified frontier, launched to mark the first anniversary of a landmark summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He wants to see it done also. There is a lot of interest in it, to conclude an agreement with North Korea.
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Another source added that "there are discussions in palace circles about how do we harness Harry and Meghan and this tremendous global attention they get".
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Kim continued: "Peace and security on the Korean peninsula will entirely depend on the U.S. future attitude, and the DPRK will gird itself for every possible situation".
Experts say that the Russian Federation summit can be interpreted as Pyongyang's push to prepare for a protracted stalemate in nuclear talks with Washington as sanctions are unlikely to be eased or lifted anytime soon.
In another setback just a week ago, Pyongyang demanded the removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from the stalled nuclear talks.
On Thursday, Putin emerged from the meeting saying that like Washington, Moscow supported efforts to reduce tension on the Korean peninsula and prevent nuclear conflicts.
Thae Yong Ho, former North Korean deputy ambassador in London who defected to the South in 2016, said Choe has joined an inner circle of women close to Kim Jong Un, including his sister and his wife.
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The vehicle used by the North Korean leader is said to be equipped with essential communications and entertainment systems so that its passengers can remain "fully in touch with the rest of the world while enjoying the luxury and comfort of their own very special place in it". "That's it. All of us together need to think about this", Putin told reporters after talks with Kim.
The mercurial North Korean kept officials in suspense about his post-summit plans.
In a black hat and double-breasted overcoat, Kim went up to the wreath briefly, then stepped back and stood with his hat in his hand.
Kim left about 4 1/2 hours earlier than planned, Russian news agencies reported.
North Korea did not attend an event South Korea held on the first anniversary of a joint declaration between them. Kim suggested the end of the year as a deadline for the U.S.to come up with a new proposal acceptable to Pyongyang.
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