Chairman of the North Korean Defense Committee Kim Chong-il arrived inVladivostok at 9:30 a.m. local time. Primorye regional governor SergeyDarkin and head of the Vladivostok administration Yury Kopylov met him at arailroad station. Today, the Korean official will visit the Vladivostok commercial seaport,the 'Marshal Shaposhnikov' missile cruiser of the Pacific Fleet and the'Ocean' All-Russian child center.In the afternoon, Kim Chong-il is supposed to meet with Russian PresidentVladimir Putin and have dinner with him afterwards. Some time during theday, the Korean official may also visit the Vladkhleb bakery and the Ignattrade house. .
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