Russia, N. Korea hold first round of strategic dialogue at level of first deputy foreign ministers
MOSCOW. Nov 20 (Interfax) - The first round of strategic dialogue between Russia and North Korea was held in Moscow on Wednesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
"On November 20, Moscow hosted the first round of strategic dialogue between Russia and North Korea at the level of first deputy foreign ministers Vladimir Titov and Choe Son Hui, the agreement on holding it was reached at the Russian-North Korean top-level meeting in Vladivostok in April this year," the ministry said in a statement released on Wednesday.
The parties to the dialogue discussed the state and prospects of boosting bilateral interaction, in particular the cooperation in practical areas, "as well as stated the high pace of political contacts and exchanges."
"The sides also exchanged opinions on the situation on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia, and other key issues of the international agenda," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also received Choe on Wednesday. The minister and the North Korean first deputy foreign minister "discussed topical issues of the development of bilateral relations in light of the agreements reached at the top level, as well as exchanged opinions on the situation on the Korean Peninsula and in the region of Northeast Asia," the ministry said.