South Korea has offered Russia to accelerate the building of «nine bridges»

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South Korea has offered Russia to enhance cooperation in nine areas during Thursday held talks in Moscow at the level of Deputy foreign Ministers, said Friday the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea.

The initiative to bring Russia «nine bridges» belongs to the President of South Korea moon Jae-Inu. With this idea, he spoke at the Eastern economic forum in 2017. Under the «nine bridges» in particular means a gas, railway, Northern sea route, ship-building, job creation, fishing, and other types of cooperation.

The talks were attended by Deputy foreign Minister Igor Morgulov and his South Korean counterpart Yoon sung GU.

According to the foreign Ministry of South Korea, Yoon sung GU expressed his wish to boost cooperation in health, science and technology to improve the quality of life of the peoples of the two countries. He also proposed to accelerate the joint development of the concept of the «nine bridges» of cooperation between Russia and South Korea proposed last year at the September summit, in the development of tourism, sports and humanitarian exchanges.

Russia has declared readiness to co-operate in the proposed areas, the report says the South Korean foreign Ministry.

The Deputy foreign Ministers of the two countries gave a positive assessment to the development of the rapid pace of Korean-Russian relations, including growth of 40% of trade last year, the volume of which amounted to $ 19 billion. They, as indicated in the message, agreed in the current year also to continue the close cooperation in different areas.

Russia and South Korea have agreed to consider the possibility of trilateral economic cooperation on the Korean Peninsula involving the DPRK, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of South Korea.