Seoul, Moscow to Expedite Putin’s Visit to South Korea

Seoul and Moscow will make every effort to organize the visit of President Vladimir Putin to South Korea as soon as possible, South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong announced on Thursday at a joint press conference following talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, TASS reports.

In turn, Lavrov noted that at the talks, the parties confirmed high level of political dialogue, as well as the disposition to further expand and intensify contacts, including between presidents and through the government.

“Our partners confirmed the invitation passed to President Putin last year to pay a visit to Seoul. We agreed that as soon as the epidemiological situation allows, we will return to this issue,” he said.

In turn, Lavrov invited South Korean Foreign Minister to visit Moscow. “The talks were very useful and timely. I look forward to continuing our contacts during the Minister’s visit to Moscow, and I conveyed an invitation to him,” he said.