Wrapping-up the Kim-Putin meeting: the KCTV summit documentary, in summary
State media sought to highlight strengthened ties in a short film
Korean Central Television (KCTV) at 2000 Pyongyang time on April 28 aired an approximately 50-minute documentary entitled, “Comrade Kim Jong Un, Supreme Leader of Our Party, State, and Army, Visits the Russian Federation; April 24-27, Juche 108 (2019).”
The documentary portrayed Kim’s visit to Vladivostok and his meetings with the Russian leader positively, which was consistent with preceding state media coverage of the visit.
The two overriding themes of the documentary were the significance of Kim’s visit to Russia in demonstrating “DPRK-Russia friendship” and in strengthening bilateral relations, and Russians’ welcome for Kim.
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