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SEOUL, March 21 (Itar-Tass) — Russia and the Republic of Korea have been recently strengthening cooperation in economy, foreign policy and security, South Korea’s President Lee Myung-bak told Itar-Tass and the South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo in a joint interview on Wednesday.
In reply to the question about his upcoming meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Lee Myung-bak said over the years of Russia-South Korea dialogue development the two countries’ leaders had fruitful discussions.
“During several meetings that took place here and in other countries we also discussed issues of mutual interest,” he said.
“When we met on the sidelines of the Seoul nuclear security summit, we exchanged opinions on a wide range of issues, including security problems in North-East Asia, North Korea’s nuclear problem, Pyongyang’s planed launch of the so-called observation satellite and development projects in East Siberia and the Primorsky Territory,” Lee Myung-bak said.