The South Korean authorities hope for the normalization of relations with Russia. This was stated by South Korean Foreign Minister Pak Chin during a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
“I hope for a speedy normalization of relations between South Korea and the Russian Federation and the restoration of peace in Ukraine,” the minister said. His words led RIA News”.
Pak Chin urged to make sure that the crisis does not hit South Korean companies and citizens of the country living in Russia. He recalled that the situation in Ukraine led to disruptions in global supply chains and destabilization of the foreign exchange market.
As South Korean journalists noted, in response, Lavrov expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that South Korea had joined the anti-Russian sanctions. At the same time, he stressed that if the country’s authorities point out the specific difficulties of their companies, then Russia will take this seriously.
A short ministerial meeting took place on Friday 5 August. The heads of the foreign affairs agencies talked on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit (EAS) in Phnom Penh. They touched on the situation on the Korean Peninsula, as well as the crisis in Ukraine.