Russia, S Korea to continue working together

Moscow, June 23: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in have agreed to keep working together to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue, including ensuring full implementation of the agreements reached by Pyongyang and Washington, the Kremlin said. Putin and Moon on Friday highly appreciated the important role of each other in settling the Korean Peninsula issue and in restoring peace and prosperity on the peninsula, according to a joint statement released by the Kremlin following the talks of the two leaders, Xinhua news agency reported. “The leaders of the two states agreed to continue joint efforts aimed at achieving full denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and ensuring lasting peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia,” the statement read.
Putin and the visiting South Korean President Moon noted that the situation on the Korean Peninsula has been consistently improving of late. “Inter-Korean contacts have been restored. Encouraging results have been achieved as a result of two meetings between the leaders of South Korea and North Korea,” Putin said after the talks. Putin and Moon also marked the results of the North Korea-US summit in Singapore, saluting “Pyongyang’s and Washington’s disposition to reach a comprehensive solution of the crisis by means of dialogue and negotiations.” “Russia has always advocated normalization on the Korean Peninsula and has always made and intends to make further its feasible contribution to the settlement of all disputable issues,” he said. The two leaders also agreed to promote bilateral cooperation in a range of sectors. A number of bilateral documents were signed following the meeting, according to the Kremlin. (IANS)