The economic cooperation between Russia and North Korea should comply with the level of the two countries’ political relations, DPRK’s External Economic Relations Minister Ri Ryong Nam said on Tuesday.
“We should double our efforts to make economic cooperation between the two states comply with political relations level,” the minister said at Pyongyang’s closing ceremony of Russia-North Korea friendship year marking the 70th anniversary of the World War Two Victory and Korean liberation.
The minister also noted that during the friendship year “the two countries had numerous delegations’ exchanges, discussing future development of political, economic and cultural cooperation.”
Russia’s Far East Development Minister Alexander Galushka said that Russia was interested in expanding economic ties with North Korea. The minister noted the importance of “searching the way of the Korean peninsula’s nuclear problem resolution.”.