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North Korea wants to intensify cooperation with Sakhalin in the economic and cultural spheres
On June 24, Sakhalin Oblast Governor Alexander Khoroshavin met with the DPRK Consul General in the city of Nakhodka Im Chon Il. The parties discussed the scope of international cooperation.
The Governor emphasized the importance of the decisions taken at the meeting of the Russian-Korean intergovernmental commission in June this year in Vladivostok. According to him, the island region currently attracts labor from North Korea (in 2013 - more than 4 thousand people), seven companies with the participation of North Korean capital operate on Sakhalin, which are engaged in construction, trade, and car repairs.
Another indication that the parties are interested in expanding ties is the annual meetings of the working group on trade and economic cooperation, which has been operating since 2006. As the governor noted, the culture of North Korea is widely represented in the Sakhalin region.
The Consul General of the DPRK in the city of Nakhodka Im Chong Il noted that the Korean side is interested in enhancing cooperation with the Sakhalin region, primarily in the economic and cultural spheres.