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The volume of foreign trade between Sakhalin and South Korea for 8 months 2014 of the year exceeded 5 billion dollars

The volume of foreign trade between Sakhalin and South Korea for 8 months 2014 year exceeded 5 billion dollars. Deputy Prime Minister of the Sakhalin Region Sergey Khotochkin said this at a meeting with the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Vladivostok, Li Yang Gu, the press service of the regional administration reports. The Consul General arrived in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to participate in the festival of Korean culture.

“We are increasing the volumes of oil and coal supplies, but our further cooperation is not limited to profitable deals in the energy sector. We are participants in the mutually beneficial process of importing high technologies and modern equipment. A striking example of this is the completion of construction of the Yastreb, the largest ice-class drilling platform in Russia, the topsides of which were manufactured in Korea, ”said Sergei Khotochkin.

He also noted that large Korean companies "Samsung" and "LG" are working as investors and full partners on Sakhalin. "We attach great importance not only to the development of the economy, but also to human capital: the exchange of knowledge, the training of highly qualified specialists," added Khotochkin.

Li Yang Gu at the meeting voiced the idea of ​​opening a Korean university in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. "If the Russian authorities allowed such a project, we would be very grateful. Many Korean universities will be happy to open their branch here. Sakhalin is a very attractive region, it is located in close proximity to Japan and Korea. It will be prestigious to study in such a university, "he said.

Photo: Press Service of the Sakhalin Oblast Administration

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