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    Re: Russia - North Korea relations:

    Post  George1 on Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:00 am

    Russia, North Korea to Build Pontoon Bridge at Border Crossing

    Russia and North Korea to begin developing project for the construction of a pontoon bridge at the border crossing of Hasan Primorsky territory to the North Korea.

    Russia has started developing project documentation for the construction of a pontoon bridge at the border crossing of Hasan Primorsky territory to the North Korea.

    It is noted that the Minister for Development of the Far East, Alexander Galushka, attended a meeting of the Korean section of the Russia-DPRK Business Council which was held for the first time.

    In his speech, the minister noted positive dynamics, outlined for the year in trade and economic ties between the two countries working on joint projects.

    “Since the establishment of the council, we have received numerous proposals from business communities of both countries. One of them was project of a pontoon bridge at the Hasan border crossing. The ministry and the administration of the Primosrkiy territory supported the initiative. Russia has already started to develop the project documentation,” said Galushka, reports RIA Novosti.

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    The minister further noted that last week the deal of automobiles exchange was signed between Russia and the North Korea.

    As Galushka mentioned the Hasan-Radzhin project will tie in with the plan to connect Trans-Siberian and Baikal-Amur Mainline with the Trans-Korean railway.

    “This year more than $10 billion will be spent on the modernization of Trans-Siberian and Baikal-Amur Mainline. It is planned that the modernization will be completed by 2018,” said the minister.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150427/1021435038.html#ixzz3YY7MOfF8
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    Re: Russia - North Korea relations:

    Post  George1 on Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:34 pm

    North Korea-Russia economic ties should be expanded to political relations level

    Russia’s Far East Development Minister Alexander Galushka says that Russia is interested in expanding economic ties with North Korea

    PYONGYANG, October 13. /TASS/. The economic cooperation between Russia and North Korea should comply with the level of the two countries’ political relations, DPRK’s External Economic Relations Minister Ri Ryong Nam said on Tuesday.

    "We should double our efforts to make economic cooperation between the two states comply with political relations level," the minister said at Pyongyang’s closing ceremony of Russia-North Korea friendship year marking the 70th anniversary of the World War Two Victory and Korean liberation.

    The minister also noted that during the friendship year "the two countries had numerous delegations’ exchanges, discussing future development of political, economic and cultural cooperation."

    Russia’s Far East Development Minister Alexander Galushka said that Russia was interested in expanding economic ties with North Korea. The minister noted the importance of "searching the way of the Korean peninsula’s nuclear problem resolution.".
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    Post  George1 on Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:37 pm

    Source: Russian military delegation in Pyongyang to start talks with North Korean command

    It is not ruled out that the sides will discuss the possibility of signing an agreement on prevention of dangerous military activities

    PYONGYANG, November 10. /TASS/. A Russian military delegation that arrived in Pyongyang on Monday will start talks with the command of the Korean People’s Army, an informed Russian source said on Tuesday.

    The Russian military delegation, which is headed by First Deputy Chief of Russia’s General Staff Nikolay Bogdanovsky, will stay in North Korea until November 13. The talks with the command of the Korean People’s Army will start on Wednesday, the source said, without specifying the subject matter of negotiations.

    It is not ruled out that the sides will discuss the possibility of signing an agreement on prevention of dangerous military activities.

    This issue was discussed at a meeting held in June this year in Moscow between Russia’s State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin and Chairman of North Korea’s Supreme People’s Assembly Choe Thae-bok. The sides came to the conclusion that the document "is in a quite high degree of readiness" and "may be signed before the end of this year."

    A draft agreement between Russia and North Korea on the prevention of dangerous military activities has already been approved by the Russian government.
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    Re: Russia - North Korea relations:

    Post  Dima on Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:42 pm

    N. Korea, Russia Sign Energy Cooperation Pact
    2015-12-12

    North Korean media say that the North and Russia have signed an agreement to cooperate on supplying power.

    The North's Korean Central Television said the signing ceremony Friday at the People's Palace of Culture in Pyongyang was attended by the North's minister of electric power industry and Russia's vice energy minister.

    The agreement is seen as the legal foundation for Russia to provide electricity to the North's Rason special economic zone.

    The two countries are currently carrying out a project to build power transmission lines connecting the North Korean city of Rason and Russia's Maritime Province. The power lines will be used for power plants in the Maritime Province to supply power to North Korea.
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    Re: Russia - North Korea relations:

    Post  George1 on Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:35 am

    Could this lead to coolness of russia-north korean relations?

    Russia begins deportation of North Korean workers — ambassador

    Russian Far East has about 12,000 workers from North Korea

    UN, February 7. /TASS/. Russia has started to deport North Korean workers in line with UN Security Council resolution adopted last December, Russia’s ambassador to North Korea, Alexander Matsegora, told Russian journalists in New York.

    "Many governors have started to deport Koreans in order to report early implementation [of the resolution]," he said, adding that the move demonstrates Russia’s commitment to implementation of UN Security Council decisions.

    Matsegora said the move will have serious impact on the Russian economy, especially in the Far East, which had about 12,000 workers from North Korea.

    "This will deal a blow to the Russian economy, a serious blow, especially to the Far East," he said.

    The diplomat said that the Russian authorities do not forcefully deport North Koreans who do not want to return back. "We don’t return anyone to North Korea by force. We have never did," he said.

    On December 22, the United Nations Security Council has further toughened sanctions against North Korea following a ballistic missile test on November 29. The resolution imposes a ban on supplies of crude oil and oil products and insists all countries expel North Korean labor migrants. The move is intended to deprive Pyongyang of sources to finance its nuclear and ballistic programs.

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    Re: Russia - North Korea relations:

    Post  George1 on Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:22 pm

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday became the first high-ranking Russian official who met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in Pyongyang. During the visit shortly before the planned meeting between the leaders of the United States and North Korea, Lavrov called on Washington and Pyongyang to bear responsibility for the situation. According to Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Moscow opposes forceful pressure on North Korea and proceeds from the fact that the solution to the nuclear problem cannot be completed until the sanctions against North Korea are lifted.


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