The message reads, in part:
“Relations between our countries have advanced to a very high level. We maintain an intensive political dialogue and fruitful cooperation in many spheres.
Interregional ties are playing an increasing role in the development of our bilateral cooperation. Many Russian regions, primarily in the Russian Far East, maintain direct ties with South Korean provinces and cities and are implementing joint projects in trade, investment, healthcare, tourism, fishing and agriculture. This partnership is undoubtedly promoting the economic, infrastructural and social development in our countries’ regions and strengthening mutual understanding and trust between our nations.
I am convinced that your forum will be held in a constructive spirit and will offer an opportunity to exchange practical experience and to launch new promising and mutually advantageous initiatives.”