Pyongyang, May 31 (KCNA) -- Sergei Lavrov, foreign minister of the Russian Federation, arrived here on Thursday at the invitation of Ri Yong Ho, foreign minister of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. -0-
Russian FM Pays Floral Tribute to Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il
Pyongyang, May 31 (KCNA) -- Sergei Lavrov, foreign minister of the Russian Federation, laid a floral basket before the statues of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill on Thursday and paid tribute to them.
Accompanying him were his party and the Russian ambassador to the DPRK. -0-
Talks Held between FMs of DPRK and Russia
Pyongyang, May 31 (KCNA) -- Talks were held between the foreign ministers of the DPRK and Russia at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Thursday.
At the talks DPRK Foreign Minster Ri Yong Ho and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov discussed the issues of further strengthening the relations between the two countries with a long history and tradition and marking the 70th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic relations with practical results in the development of the bilateral relations on the basis of the agreements reached at the top-level meetings.
Besides, both sides had an exchange of views on the international issues of common interest, including the situation on the Korean peninsula positively developing thanks to the pro-active efforts of the DPRK.
Present at the talks from the DPRK side were Sin Hong Chol, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, and other Foreign Ministry officials and from the Russian side the foreign minister's party and Alexandr Matsegora, Russian ambassador to the DPRK and staff members of his embassy.
At the end of the talks, the Russian foreign minister had a press conference with domestic and foreign reporters. -0-
Russian FM Visits Liberation Tower
Pyongyang, May 31 (KCNA) -- Sergei Lavrov, foreign minister of the Russian federation, and his party laid a wreath at the Liberation Tower on Thursday.
Accompanying them were Sin Hong Chol, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK, Alexandr Matsegora, Russian ambassador to the DPRK, and staff members of his embassy here.
A wreath in the name of the Russian foreign minister was placed at the tower.
The participants observed a moment's silence in memory of the martyrs of the Soviet Army who fell in the battles for liberating Korea. -0