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Alexander Galushka invited the DPRK to participate in the WEF-2018

In the course of the meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on Trade-Economic and Scientific-Technical Cooperation between the Russian Federation and the DPRK, the head of the Minsk region, Alexander Galushka, invited the leadership of North Korea to participate in the 4th Eastern Economic Forum (VEF-2018), the ministry's press service reported. The minister is in Pyongyang with a working visit, heading the delegation of the Russian Federation.

"We need to look for new points of growth in trade turnover and work out new areas of cooperation. 11-13 September in Vladivostok will be the fourth Eastern Economic Forum, we are waiting for the representatives of the South Korean delegation and we invite you also to take an active part in its work. At the forum site, we will provide the DPRK with the opportunity to organize a presentation of the DPRK's tourist and economic opportunities for interregional cooperation, "the press service quotes Alexander Galushki as saying to the Minister of Foreign Economic Affairs of the DPRK Kim Yong Zhe (both represent the sides in the commission as co-chairmen). The Russian minister reportedly announced the "big event on cooperation in the field of agriculture in the Asia-Pacific region" planned within the framework of the forum and invited representatives of North Korea to participate in it.

Also Alexander Galushka said at the meeting that the Russian authorities welcome the beginning of the dialogue and look with great hopes at the prospects for an inter-Korean summit. "Russia welcomes the positive trends in the development of the situation on the Korean peninsula. We are glad that the chairman of the State Council of the DPRK Kim Jong Un publicly outlined the course of the republic for the resumption of contacts with the South, "his words are quoted in the message. The Minister noted that Russia is ready to discuss trade and economic relations with the DPRK within the framework established by the UN Security Council: "We are ready to render every possible assistance to the business circles of the two countries in establishing cooperation that is not subject to international sanctions."

In Pyongyang, within the framework of the official visit of the RF Minister for Far East Development to the DPRK 21-22, the eighth meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation between the Russian Federation and the DPRK is taking place. The Russian delegation included representatives of 11 federal executive bodies. The sides discuss issues of bilateral cooperation, including in the fields of transport, energy, industry, agriculture and fisheries, education, science and technology, ecology and sport.
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