1 Jul 2019 17:37

Normalization of U.S.-N. Korean relations integral part of settling Korean Peninsula's nuclear, other issues - Moscow

MOSCOW. July 1 (Interfax) - Russia is continuing to cooperate closely with its key partners on the Korean Peninsula settlement, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday, commenting on the U.S.-North Korean summit in Panmunjom.

"For our part, we are continuing to cooperate closely with the key partners to promote the comprehensive settlement of the situation in the region," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement posted on its website.

"We believe that the normalization of relations between the U.S. and North Korea, as well as between North Korea and South Korea, as envisaged by the Russian-Chinese road map among others, is an integral part of the settlement of the Korean Peninsula's nuclear and other issues," the ministry said.

"We are convinced that the achievement of this goal requires the combined efforts of all involved states and the formalization of the multilateral nature of the political and negotiating process," it said, welcoming the meeting on June 30.