DPRK seeks closer cooperation with Turkmenistan, Russia's Far East

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/4/23 9:06:23

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has called for stronger economic cooperation with Turkmenistan and Russia's Far East Region amid tightening economic sanctions by the United Nations after its nuclear and missile tests.

Turkmenistan and Russia, both oil producers, could see their supplies of crude oil affected by the sanctions.

A working delegation of the DPRK Foreign Ministry recently visited Turkmenistan, where the two sides talked on "matters of further developing the DPRK-Turkmenistan friendly and cooperative relations" and "exchanged views on the regional and international issues of mutual concern," the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Saturday.

DPRK officials also visited the Far East of Russia and met with officials from the Maritime Territorial and Khabarovsk Territorial Administration to discuss furthering regional cooperation, said the report.

The DPRK capital of Pyongyang and the Russian city of Vladivostok have regular flights. The two sides agreed on regulating labor exports last month.

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