Tokyo will monitor the impact of the sea route between Russia and North Korea

Tokyo will monitor the impact of the sea route between Russia and North Korea

TOKYO, may 18 — RIA Novosti, Yekaterina Plyasunova. Japan will closely monitor the possible impact of the launch of passenger sea route between the North Korean Regina and the Russian Vladivostok on the efforts of the international community to resolve the DPRK nuclear issue.

“We will closely monitor Russia’s actions will affect the efforts of the international community”, — said during the press conference chief representative of the Japanese government, Yoshihide Suga, in response to the question about the position of Tokyo at the beginning of the sea passenger message between Russia and the DPRK.

Suga also noted that the Japanese government decided to inform the Russian colleagues their vision on this issue through diplomatic channels. At the same time, the Secretary General, the Japanese authorities intend to “work closely with Russia and other countries” to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue.

Earlier Thursday, in Primorye arrived the first flight of cargo ship on the new regular route between North Korean Regina and Vladivostok with representatives of the Chinese travel agencies on Board. Previously between the DPRK and the Russian Federation passenger ships did not go.

The North Korean city of Nason and his district, with ice-free Rajin port has received the status of special economic zone and a “special city”, which means opportunities for free business. Now on the line cargo and passenger ship Man Gyong Bong. According to the website of the carrier, the cost of passenger space depending on the cabin ranges from 600 to 750 yuan (about 5000-6000 rubles). According to the approved until the end of June to the schedule, the ship will depart from Rajhin every Wednesday, and from Vladivostok — every Friday.

According to the CEO of the shipping company “Investstroytrest” Vladimir Baranov, the first time it is planned to transport to Russia of Chinese tourists from the neighboring country of China (PRC), the Russian tourists in Rason and North Korean workers in Russia and back home. The ship has three dry cargo holds with a total capacity of 1.5 thousand tons of cargo.