Moon Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, Moon Hee-san, on Monday in Belgrade appealed to Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko for help in the negotiations on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. A message about this was posted on Tuesday on the website of the supreme legislative body of South Korea.
“After the nuclear disarmament of the DPRK is completed, it will be possible to begin to unite the railway networks of South Korea, the DPRK and Russia, as well as the development of the infrastructure of the Northern Sea Route and the laying of a gas pipeline through Siberia,” said Moon Hee San. “I ask Matvienko to convey to the North Korean representatives the importance of this aspect. ” The press release of the National Assembly notes that the speaker of the Federation Council spoke in favor of further deepening the trilateral cooperation of Moscow, Seoul and Pyongyang.
Earlier it was reported that Matvienko and Moon Hee Sun discussed the possibility of a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Republic of Korea.
On October 5, working talks between the United States and the DPRK on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula took place in Sweden, but the meeting ended to no avail. The parties controversially evaluated its outcome. In particular, the head of the North Korean delegation, Kim Myung-Gil, announced the failure of the negotiations. Meanwhile, the US Department of State characterized these consultations as constructive. US officials also accepted Sweden’s invitation to return to Stockholm in two weeks and continue negotiations with the DPRK.