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Results of the visit of Russian Ambassador to South Korea Konstantin Vnukov

Early next year, Konstantin Vnukov, Russia's ambassador to the South, will leave Seoul. Russian Ambassador to North Korea Alexander Timonin will replace Vnukov as an ambassador in South Korea.

President of the Korea Global Fund in Seoul, Ri Tsang-chu, noted the justification of Timonin's selection by Russian President Vladimir Putin Timonin as an ambassador, since he is considered an expert on two Koreas. Relations between Russia and South Korea in the coming years should reach a turning point, in February next year is expected to hold a summit between the two countries.

Konstantin Vnukov, summed up his stay in South Korea, noted as one of the most important events in the development of bilateral relations an agreement on the abolition of visas for Russian and South Korean tourists.

Recall that the leaders of the two countries in November 2013 year in Seoul signed a document, according to which citizens of both countries since January this year can travel to each other without a visa for 60 days.

At the farewell ceremony, Konstantin Vnukov expressed his satisfaction with the results of his work in South Korea and expressed his deep gratitude to the partners for their support and for their friendship. The Society of Russian Culture and Art in turn awarded Vnukov a certificate of recognition for his contribution to the strengthening of Russian-South Korean relations in the field of education, culture and art.

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