The mayor of Seoul will visit Russia and discuss with Sobyanin issues of urban development

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The mayor of the capital of South Korea Seoul Park Won-soon will visit from June 26 to Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Ulyanovsk, where he will hold meetings with senior representatives of municipal administrations to exchange views on issues of major cities.

According to Yonhap news Agency, during his visit to Moscow, Park Won-soon will meet with Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich and the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin. In addition, as expected, the mayor of Seoul will deliver a lecture at IMEMO (Institute of world economy and international relations Russian Academy of Sciences) on the theme «Russian-Korean relations, economic opening peaceful era in northeast Asia».

«I wanted this trip to provide practical, «city diplomacy» to exchange good plans. Bring them to the development of strategic partnerships (South Korea) with Russia», — quotes Agency the words of the Seoul mayor.

After a visit to the Russian capital, Park Won-soon will visit Ulyanovsk, where on 28 June will be held the 4th General Assembly of the world organization of e-governments of cities and local governments (WeGO). On Thursday, the mayor of Seoul will visit Saint Petersburg, where he will give a lecture on the topic of Russian-Korean relations in St. Petersburg state University and will meet with the artistic Director of the Mariinsky theatre Valery Gergiev.

At the end of the visit to Russia, Park Won-soon will visit to Uzbekistan, where he will meet with the khokim of Tashkent city Rahmonbek Usmanov.

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