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Greetings on the opening of the Third Russian-Korean Interregional Forum

November 4, 2021

Vladimir Putin sent a message of greeting to the participants and guests of the Third Russian-Korean Interregional Forum.

The message reads, in part:

“We recently marked 30 years of relations between Russia and the Republic of Korea, and it is crucial that they continue developing in a constructive and friendly way despite the hurdles and restrictions caused by the pandemic. Credit for sustaining such positive dynamics goes largely to our countries’ regions.

Many constituent entities of the Russian Federation, especially those in the Far East and Siberia, are actively engaged in joint work with Korean partners. Big bilateral projects are underway in natural gas extraction, energy, marine transport, automobile industry and shipbuilding, fisheries and agriculture, healthcare and innovative technologies. Interregional partnership clearly contributes to the economic, infrastructure and social progress of our two countries, expanding contacts between business communities and civil societies, as well as government ties.

I am confident that you will hold substantive discussions at the forum and will identify new promising areas and ways of interaction for the benefit of our nations.”

November 4, 2021