Vladivostok, Jan 28 : A North Korean delegation, headed by Deputy Minister of External Economic Affairs Lee Gwang-geun, has started its trip to the far-eastern Russian city of Vladivostok, where it will hold talks with Russian officials on Russian-North Korean trade and economic ties and also the preparations for a new meeting of the intergovernmental commission, the Russian Embassy in North Korea said in a statement on Monday.
"On January 28, a big [North] Korean delegation headed by DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] Deputy Minister of External Economic Affairs Lee Gwang-geun has left for Vladivostok to hold talks on bilateral trade and economic ties . Preparation for the ninth Russian-North Korean Intergovernmental Commission for Trade-Economic and Scientific-Technical Cooperation is one of the most important issues on the agenda," the statement, posted on Facebook, read.
The embassy specified that the DPRK delegation would include members of the External Economic Affairs Ministry, the Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Land and Environmental Protection, and a range of other bodies. During their visit to Vladivostok, the North Korean officials are going to hold meetings with members of the Ministry for Development of the Russian Far East, the administration of the Primorsky Region, and several regional economic entities.
The Russian-North Korean Intergovernmental Commission for Trade-Economic and Scientific-Technical Cooperation last convened in North Korea in March 2018. (UNI-SPUTNIK )