6 Sep 2017 13:51

Normalization between North, South Korea would facilitate development of Russia's Far East - S. Korean deputy PM

VLADIVOSTOK. Sept 6 (Interfax) - Normalization of relations between South Korea and North Korea would facilitate the development of Russia's Far East, South Korean Deputy Prime Minister Kim Dong-yeon said.

"The separation of the north and south of the Korean Peninsula has also lately served as a basis for antagonism. This also involves the DPRK's nuclear missile program. If favorable preconditions are created for relations between the North and the South and if peace is achieved in this region, we would be able to engage in developing the Far East more actively," Kim said at the opening ceremony of the Eastern Economic Forum.

"We are going to actively develop cooperation with three Chinese provinces and Mongolia, develop cooperation in the northern direction, and set up a kind of global consortium with Japan and China," he said.