Russian Foreign Minister will visit South and North Korea in late July.
On July 26-28 Igor Ivanov will pay an official visit to South Korea at an invitation from the Korean side, the press and information department of the Russian Foreign Ministry told RIA Novosti.
Igor Ivanov is to hold talks with South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Ch'oe Song-hong and to participate in the opening of new buildings of the Russian Embassy in Seoul.
On July 28-29 the Russian Foreign Minister will visit North Korea at an invitation from his North Korean counterpart Paek Nam-sun.
They will discuss vital bilateral issues, the situation in the Korean Peninsula and several international problems.
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