Source Pravda.Ru

Russia's Foreign Minister sums up South Korean visit

South Korea is determined to step up contacts with Russia, no matter who wins the next presidential election, due December, said Igor Ivanov, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, as he was summing up for the media his official visit to that country.

Mr. Ivanov met with regime and opposition leaders those days, and all were at one reassuring him of an extensive public support for dynamic contacts which were launched in bilateral summitry. "That matters a great deal to us as South Korea is one of Russia's principal partners in Asia, and we greatly needed such reassurances of reliable partnership prospects," said the minister.

All negotiators he met in Seoul were emphasising the importance of bilateral trade and other economic links, he added.

"Our political dialogue is extremely active, and needs a firm commercial and economic basis. We have a choice of related projects to offer--some involving direct South Korea investment in Russia," pointed out the Foreign Minister.

Seoul attaches tremendous importance to Moscow promoting the inter-Korean settlement cause. "We shall do our utmost to help the two Koreas with extending their dialogue and eventually achieve a rapprochement on issues where differences still persist," said Mr. Ivanov.

Comments
Deputy head of the Crimea arrested in Moscow
Crimea terrorist attack: Young man shoots students, then blows up his bomb
Russia sees first mass school shooting organised by 18-year-old student
Saudi Arabia knows how to dismember journalists and get away with it
Saudi Arabia knows how to dismember journalists and get away with it
Russia eyes Libya to subordinate the West to its will?
Orthodox unity splits as Russian Orthodox Church breaks ties with Constantinople
Russia eyes Libya to subordinate the West to its will?
Russian gubernatorial elections: Solid winner loses vote overnight
Constantinople wants to break the spine of Orthodoxy
Saudi Arabia knows how to dismember journalists and get away with it
Explosion rips through school in Crimea, 10 killed
Saudi Arabia knows how to dismember journalists and get away with it
Saudi Arabia knows how to dismember journalists and get away with it
Two Russian spies - Chepiga and Mishkin - create new bogus story for the West
Russia and Germany develop anti-Polish collusion
Russia wants to switch the world to its own SWIFT system
Russia wants to switch the world to its own SWIFT system
Deputy head of the Crimea arrested in Moscow
Russia eyes Libya to subordinate the West to its will?
Russia sees first mass school shooting organised by 18-year-old student