Member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Evgeny Primakov took part in the meeting with a delegation of South Korean parliamentarians headed by the head of the faction of the Democratic Party of the Republic of Korea Hong Young-pyo
Evgeny Primakov recalled that the agreement on cooperation between the two parties was signed two years ago, and it is already possible now to identify the most productive areas of cooperation.
“There is a frank and fair exchange of views on a different range of international policy issues. This is an excellent example of broad range of different tools of our relationship. This is as official diplomacy, parliamentary diplomacy, party diplomacy and also the interaction of the expert community of the two countries,” he said.
Evgeny Primakov added that cooperation is ongoing in the framework of the United Russia working group on international cooperation with the Democratic Party of the Republic of Korea. In particular, United Russia welcomes the peace process on the Korean Peninsula. “The dialogue with your northern neighbor is welcome. However, in our opinion, it should be inclusive and involve countries interested in a peaceful settlement of the situation on the peninsula,” the parliamentarian stressed.
Head of faction of the Democratic Party in the Parliament of the Republic of Korea Hong Young-pyo confirmed that the purpose of the visit of the Korean delegation to Moscow is exchange of views on the progress in the demilitarization process on the Korean Peninsula in the framework of inter-factional and inter-party dialogue.