The head of the US President's administration, Andrew Card, spoke in favour of Russia's participation in the negotiations that are starting on the problem of the DPRK nuclear programme.
Andrew Card, who is one of the most influential figures in the entourage of US President George W. Bush, spoke about it on Wednesday evening during his electronic "conversation" in the Internet with the visitors to the official site of the White House.
It is very important that China, Russia, South Korea, Japan and the United States are working jointly to prevent North Korea from being turned into the biggest regional threat, said the head of the White House's administration.
He reminded the listeners that Bush and international organisations believe it necessary for the United Nations to pay attention to the DPRK nuclear problem.
China plans to take part in this by holding in its country a tripartite meeting with the participation of the United States and South Korea, and it would be very good if Russia, Japan and South Korea could also take part in this meeting, underscored Andrew Card.
Card's electronic "conversation" in the Internet lasted thirty minutes and became the first experience of a high-ranking representative of the American administration talking directly with the Americans and with foreign citizens through the Internet site of the White House. On the whole, Andrew Card answered seventeen questions.
According to the press service of the US President, from now on such "conversations" with the participation of the key figures of the American government will be held on a regular basis.
Russia will complete the operation of the Soyuz booster rocket already in 2019. It goes about the booster, which Russia currently uses for manned space flights to the International Space Station