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S. Korea, Russia to broaden 'reciprocal' relations

2015/12/08 16:35

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Yonhap) -- Russia has asked South Korean firms to pay more attention to its development projects in the Far East region, Seoul's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

The two sides also agreed to expand their "reciprocal" ties in various fields during a policy coordination meeting in Moscow between South Korea's Deputy Foreign Minister Kim Hong-kyun and his Russian counterpart Igor Morgulov, according to the ministry.

They exchanged "in-depth" opinions on cooperation in the political and diplomatic sector, ways for promoting substantive cooperation, and regional security conditions, it said.

In particular, they discussed development cooperation in Russia's Far East and Siberia and partnerships in agriculture, fishery, logistics, science and technology, and energy.

The Russian official "stressed that South Korea is an important cooperation partner in the Asia-Pacific region and expressed the will to further expand reciprocal cooperative relations with South Korea," said the ministry.

Kim also expressed satisfaction over the "stable development" of Seoul-Moscow ties.

This year, the two countries mark the 25th anniversary of forging formal diplomatic ties.