Diplomatic and Military Affairs
DPRK, Russia agree to resume Six-Party Talks
Updated: 2011-08-25 09:34
Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (R) shakes hands with DPRK leader Kim Jong-il during a meeting at the "Sosnovyi Bor" military garrison in Siberia's Buryatia region August 24, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]
PYONGYANG - Kim Jong-il, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Dmitry Medvedev, president of the Russian Federation, held talks on Wednesday and agreed to resume the Six-Party Talks unconditionally at an early date and implement the September 19 joint statement on the principle of simultaneous action, the official news agency KCNA reported on Thursday.
According to the KCNA, the general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the DPRK National Defense Commission met with Medvedev in Ulan-Ude, the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia in Russia on Wednesday. They exchanged views on the development of relations between the two countries and reached an agreement on all the topics discussed in the talks, said the report.
The two sides mentioned further development of cooperation on natural resources including natural gas and the link of railways as well. They agreed to establish workgroups to continue the cooperation on these issues, the report added.
It is reported that the two leaders were satisfied with the fruit of the talks. Kim invited Medvedev to visit the DPRK when he is convenient and the latter expressed his appreciation and accepted the invitation.
Kim ended his visit to Russia on Wednesday.
Kim Jong-il, who left Pyongyang to pay a visit to Russia on August 20 at the invitation of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, had visited Russia for two times respectively in July, 2001 and August, 2002.
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