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The inauguration of the cross-year friendship of the Russian Federation and the DPRK
On Tuesday, the solemn opening of the Cross Year of Friendship between the Russian Federation and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was held in the mansion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, timed to the commemorative dates for the two countries in 2015: 70 anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War and 70 anniversary of the Liberation of Korea, official website of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Plenipotentiary representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev expressed his confidence in the welcoming speech that the intensive contacts and exchanges at various levels envisaged in the Year will contribute to strengthening mutual understanding between the two peoples and states.
Head of the DPRK Cabinet of Ministers, Roo Du Cher, in turn, stressed the importance of the Year of Friendship for the development and strengthening of traditionally friendly Russian-Korean relations and their withdrawal to a new, higher level, Xinhua writes.