The Russian foreign Ministry expressed reluctance to become party Korean peace Treaty

The Russian foreign Ministry expressed reluctance to become party Korean peace Treaty

Russia does not seek to become a party to the peace Treaty between Pyongyang and Seoul, since the Soviet Union did not participate in the Korean war, nor in negotiations on the conclusion of the armistice agreement. About the Agency TASS said Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Igor Morgulov.

“Russia has neither reasons nor motives to strive to become party to the Treaty. It is a matter of direct participants in the Korean war. See our role not immersed in the conflicts of the past, and the vigorous and patient work on future joint efforts to build a lasting mechanism for peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and northeast Asia as a whole, taking into account the interests of all involved parties,” he said.

The diplomat noted that Moscow “is the most active and proactive manner continue to participate in finding solutions to all the problems of the Korean Peninsula”.

Earlier on 28 April, the DPRK and South Korea agreed to announce the end of war between the two countries this year. The Korean war lasted from 1950 to 1953, but a peace Treaty is not signed till now.

The leaders of the DPRK and the Republic of Korea Kim Jong-UN and moon Jae-In on April 27 conducted the first ever summit on the South Korean part of the demilitarized zone. The heads of state signed a joint Declaration and agreed to move toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

The Russian foreign Ministry welcomed this meeting and expressed readiness to “facilitate practical cooperation between the DPRK and the Republic of Korea, including through the development of trilateral cooperation in railway, electric power, gas and other industries”.