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Seoul to continue cooperation with Moscow on North Korean nuclear problem

April 30, 19:15 UTC+3

According to South Korea’s Ambassador to Russia Woo Yoon-keun, Moscow "is playing a constructive role in the settlement of the North Korean nuclear problem"

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South Korea’s Ambassador to Russia Woo Yoon-keun

South Korea’s Ambassador to Russia Woo Yoon-keun

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MOSCOW, April 30. /TASS/. South Korea will continue strategic cooperation with Russia on the Korean Peninsula’s nuclear problem, South Korea’s Ambassador to Russia Woo Yoon-keun told TASS on Monday.

"South Korea is well aware that Russia is playing a constructive role in the settlement of the North Korean nuclear problem and establishment of peace on the Korean Peninsula," he said. "Now, our countries continue close discussion of the Korean Peninsula’s problems."

"The administration of [South Korean] President Moon Jae-in will continue strategic cooperation with Russia on the resolution of North Korea’s nuclear problem," Woo Yoon-keun said. "We expect Russia to continue to play a constructive role in the denuclearization and establishment of peace on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia."

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met in Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone that separates the two Koreas on April 27. It was the first-ever summit meeting between the South and the North over more than ten years. The two leaders signed a joint declaration on peace, prosperity and unification of the Korean Peninsula.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov told TASS earlier that the fact that Russia was not mentioned in the Panmunjom declaration in no way meant that Moscow could "fall out" of the process of the settlement of the Korean Peninsula’s problems.

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