TASS reports today that South Korean President Moon Jae-in telephoned Russian President Vladimir Putin and the latter welcomed the results of the inter-Korean summit.
“While exchanging their opinions, the two sides positively assessed the agreements reached at that meeting. Special attention was paid to the intention to secure the non-nuclear status of the Korean Peninsula enshrined in the Panmunjom Declaration through its total denuclearization. It was affirmed that coordinated measures to develop inter-Korean cooperation will also contribute to the region’s advancement towards peace and stability,” the Kremlin specified.
Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed Russia’s intention to further contribute to the development of cooperation between North and South Korea. “Russia’s intention to further contribute to the development of practical cooperation between the Republic of Korea and the D.P.R.K., in particular through the implementation of large trilateral infrastructural and energy projects, was confirmed. Vladimir Putin highlighted the importance of continuing efforts by all parties concerned for a politico-diplomatic solution of the Korean Peninsula problems, including with regard to milestones contained in the Russia-China roadmap,” the Kremlin press service said.
The South Korean news agency Yonhap reported today that the South Korean Transportation Ministry is reviewing a set of measures to prepare a potantially full-fledged implementation of criss-border economic projects. Officials said that inter-Korean cooperation can be discussed, as the two Koreas are expected to hold working-level talks to execute the railway construction projects to connect them.