Lavrov urged North and South Korea not to wait for sanctions to be liftedwebadmin September 27, 2020 0 COMMENTS
Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called on North and South Korea not to wait for the lifting of sanctions for the implementation of trilateral projects. He said this in an interview with the Yonhap news Agency.
As Lavrov stressed, Russia stands for promoting cooperation between the three sides. In particular, he mentioned the project to integrate Korean Railways with the TRANS-Siberian railway, as well as the transit of pipeline gas and electricity through the DPRK to South Korea.
“We consider it important to start practical measures in this area without waiting for the lifting of international sanctions against the DPRK,” the Russian Minister said. According to him, these actions can strengthen peace and security on the Peninsula, as well as meet the economic interests of all three countries.
Sanctions against the DPRK were first imposed by the UN security Council in 2006, after the first successful test of North Korean nuclear weapons. Further, they expanded with each new test, as well as in connection with the launches of ballistic missiles and satellites.