Russia proposed three-way naval exercise with N. Korea, China


© APA | Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

# 04 September 2023 14:15 (UTC +04:00)

Russia proposed conducting three-way naval exercises with North Korea and China when Moscow's defense minister held a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in late July, South Korea's intelligence agency was quoted as saying Monday, APA reports citing South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu made the proposal when he held a one-on-one meeting with the North's leader, National Intelligence Service Director Kim Kyou-hyun said during a close-door briefing to the parliamentary intelligence committee, according to Rep. Yoo Sang-bum of the ruling People Power Party.

Shoigu visited the North from July 25-27.