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Russia's deputy PM arrives in N. Korea

2014/04/28 15:58

SEOUL, April 28 (Yonhap) -- Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev arrived in Pyongyang on Monday, North Korea's state news agency reported, in the latest in a series of exchange visits of high-level officials between the two countries

The North's official Korean Central News Agency did not give any further details on the agenda of the trip in a one-sentence dispatch.

Trutnev, who is also President Vladimir Putin's envoy to Russia's Far East, is expected to discuss with North Korean officials on how to boost their economic cooperation.

In September, a 54-kilometer, double-track rail link reopened between Rason, North Korea's northern tip, and the nearby Russian town of Khasan after several years of renovation.

In February, North Korea's octogenarian ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong-nam, attended the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics.

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