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NEAR Secretary General Kim Ok-chae Visits Russian Consulate General, in Busan2019-07-05

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Secretary General Kim Ok-chae visited the Russian Consulate General in Busan to give an inaugural address and held a meeting with Consul General Gennady Ryabkov on Thursday, July 4. He expressed his appreciation to Consul General Gennady Ryabkov for his continued support regarding NEAR activities. In addition, Secretary General Kim requested further backing for the purpose of pursuing active exchange between Russian NEAR members and regional governments of Northeast Asia utilizing the NEAR platform.


Consul General Ryabkov stated that the Russian federal government is concentrating its efforts on the development of the Far Eastern regions and the first Korea-Russia regional cooperative forum held in November, 2018 could be considered and an example. Furthermore, he expressed that NEAR’s platform was extremely valuable for the strengthening of collaborative exchanges between regional governments of Northeast Asia. In conclusion, Consul General Ryabkov showed his intentions to continue to collaborate with the NEAR Secretariat in the future.