MOSCOW, October 1. /TASS/. Trade-and-economic cooperation and the situation on the Korean Peninsula will be discussed in Moscow on Wednesday by the Foreign Ministers of Russia and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Sergey Lavrov and Lee Su-young.
It is planned during the meeting to consider an intensification of the political dialogue and trade-and-economic interaction between the two countries. The Foreign ministers are to exchange views on the situation in the region, on Pyongyang's nuclear programme, in particular.
Russia's Foreign Ministry official specified, "The sides will exchange views on current international problems, including the situation in Ukraine and in the Middle East, the state of affairs regarding Iran's nuclear programme, and efforts towards forming a new security architecture in the Asia-Pacific Region".
Sergey Lavrov and Lee Su-young will sum up the results of joint efforts towards renewing the legal-treaty basis in various fields from cultural and humanitarian to technical and financial. Ways as to how to bring trade turnover up to $1 billion will be also discussed at the talks.
The sides will review the implementation of large-scale investment projects, including the functioning of the intermodal transshipment complex at the port of Rajin, as well as new programmes being implmented under the "Russian equipment and investments in exchange for Korean mineral raw materials" formula.
This is the first visit by the North Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs to Russia over the past four yeas: Kee Su-young was appointed to the post in April this year. In the Russian capital, a cultural programme has been also arranged for the DPRK's Foreign Minister: Lee Su-young will lay a wreath at the Unknown Soldier's Tomb in the Alexander Garden, visit the Mausoleum, and tour the Kremlin museums and the Central Museum of Russia's Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.
At the close of the stay in Moscow, the Minister will proceed on his way to Amur and Sakhalin Regions, as welll as to Khabarovsk and Primorsky /maritime/ Territories, where he will meet with the leadership of regional administrations and legislatures.