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Alexander Galushka held a meeting with representatives of South Korean media
Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East Alexander Galushka met with representatives of the leading media of the Republic of Korea in Moscow.
During the event, the Minister answered questions on cooperation between the two countries, and shared his impressions of the recent visit to Seoul.
The journalists drew attention to the special position of the Russian Federation in relation to the modernization of the Russian Far East. According to them, this can be seen at least by the creation of a special department - the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East.
“XXI century is the century of Asia. Competition is very intense in the Far East. First of all, competition in terms of investment, ”said Alexander Galushka. According to him, the start of work next year in priority development territories will allow Russia to create better investment conditions in the Asia-Pacific region. The minister explained that the TOP list is open. “We approach this issue flexibly. Therefore, in case of real interest on the part of investors, new territories of advanced development may appear, ”said Alexander Galushka.
The head of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East, sharing his impressions of the last trip to the Republic of Korea, noted with regret the lack of information from Korean businessmen about the prospects for investing in the Russian Federation. He noted that communicating with the Korean media is a great opportunity to try to fill this gap.
“Profitable, convenient and safe - investment takes place under these conditions. We invite Korean business to participate in the implementation of projects in priority development areas, ”said Alexander Galushka.
South Korean journalists were especially interested in the cooperation of the Russian Federation with the DPRK. “We see an interest in cooperation from the actions of North Korea,” noted Alexander Galushka. As an example, he spoke about the decisions made and implemented: the transition to settlements in rubles, the issuance of long-term visas to Russian citizens and the beginning of negotiations on their cancellation, the provision of mobile communication services and the Internet for Russian specialists, etc.
The journalists asked what the interest of Russia was based on, in particular in the case of a project to modernize North Korean railways. “It is based on the interest of Russian investors who were able to develop a successful business model,” said the Minister. He recalled that the DPRK provides access for Russian companies to its mineral resource base in exchange for new technologies.
Alexander Galushka assigned a special role to trilateral cooperation in the format of the Russian Federation - the Republic of Korea - the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. “The development of trade and economic cooperation is the basis of security. We know examples when conflicts between states in the context of their cooperation seem absurd. At the same time, countries can be with diametrically opposite political systems, ”the Minister said. Commenting on the question of the media representative, he noted that Russia adheres to the position of developing socio-economic interaction throughout the Korean Peninsula.