Kim Jong Un awarded Russia's WWII victory anniversary medal - Embassy

Last Modified Tuesday, 5 May 2020 (18:08 IST)
Moscow:North Korean leader has been awarded with Russia's medal on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the victory in the for his contribution to preserving the memory about Soviet soldiers buried in his country, the Russian Embassy in Pyongyang said on Tuesday.
"In accordance with Russian President's [Vladimir Putin] Decree, North Korean State Council Chairman Kim Jong Un was awarded the medal marking the 75th anniversary of the victory in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War for a great personal contribution to preserving the memory of Soviet citizens who died and were buried on North Korea's soil and for taking care of burials and memorials of Soviet soldiers in North Korea," the diplomatic mission said.
 
The embassy added that Russian Ambassador to Pyongyang Alexander Matsegora handed the medal to North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho at a ceremony at the Mansudae Palace of Congress in Pyongyang on Tuesday.
 
Matsegora and Ri also held a brief conversation and confirmed that both countries would continue developing mutual cooperation.SPUTNIK