Igor Morgulov, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, has visited Pyongyang, where he met with North Korean’s First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui and Vice Foreign Minister Im Chon Il. The diplomats discussed North Korea–US cooperation, trilateral projects and other issues, reported NK News.
Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement saying that the parties reached an agreement to continue strengthening cooperation.
“The parties discussed the current situation surrounding the Korean Peninsula in light of political and diplomatic efforts to resolve the entire range of issues facing the subregion. They agreed to continue boosting cooperation between Russia and North Korea in this and other areas,” reads the statement.
“They also thoroughly discussed issues related to the development of Russia-North Korea relations, focusing on the implementation of agreements reached at a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vladivostok on April 25.
The parties confirmed their determination to continue joint efforts to strengthen practical cooperation, including the implementation of trilateral projects on the Korean Peninsula.”
Morgulov also visited Beijing and met with Le Yuncheng, China’s Vice Foreign Minister. According to the statement by Chinese Foreign Ministry “both sides believed, the current situation on the Korean Peninsula generally sustains the momentum for relaxation, and the Korean Peninsula issue is still on the right track of political solution.”
“It is hoped that all parties concerned, especially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the United States will meet each other halfway, show flexibility and remain committed to resolving each other’s concerns through dialogue and negotiation, in a bid to drive forward the political solution of the Korean Peninsula issue. Both sides agreed to further enhance communication and coordination and make constructive efforts to realize the denuclearization and lasting peace and stability of the Peninsula.”
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