During their negotiations, the two countries’ leaders discussed bilateral relations and economic cooperation between Russia and North Korea, in particular, plans to link the Trans-Korean and the Trans-Siberian railways.
The Russian President told the North Korean leader about Russia’s position on key international issues.
Mr Putin confirmed Russia’s readiness to contribute to inter-Korean settlement.
After their talks, which lasted for one and a half hours, Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-Il continued their conversation at dinner.
After that, Mr Putin told journalists about the results of his talks with Mr Kim Jong-Il as agreed upon with the North Korean leader.