Medvedev: Russia is interested in peaceful settlement of the Korean question

MANILA, November 14. /TASS/. Russia is interested in peaceful settlement of the Korean question, said Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a meeting with the President of the Republic of Korea moon Jae Otherwise.

“In the same way as the Republic of Korea, we are certainly interested in the fact that the Korean Peninsula was peace,” Medvedev said.

He noted that this is the principled position of Russia, which is advocated in all instances.

The Prime Minister said that Russia is ready to cooperate with South Korea on a number of critical areas and the implementation of the initiative “nine bridges”.

“The big initiative is the so-called “nine bridges” could substantially advance our cooperation in key areas, – said Medvedev. – Our government is ready to implement these ideas, now give them real momentum”.

Moon Jae-In told Medvedev that South Korea plans to fully support joint projects. “We will make every effort ambitious and to also promote our cooperation in nine areas, the so-called “nine bridges”, including shipbuilding, infrastructure and the Northern sea route”, – said the President of South Korea.

Medvedev said that South Korea is one of Russia’s key partners in the Pacific region. He added that over the past nine months has significantly increased trade between the countries. According to the President of South Korea, trade has increased from January to September by 50%.

The Prime Minister on the final day of his three-day visit to the Philippines on Tuesday will participate in the 12th East Asia summit in Manila, which is traditionally held at the site of the ASEAN summit.