North Korea to Buy Tractors, Fur and Diesel Oil From Russia

North Korea intends to buy tractors, fur and diesel oil from the Omsk region. The corresponding agreements were signed at the negotiations between North Korea's delegation and representatives of the local business circles on Wednesday in Omsk. The delegation was mostly interested in ZTM-62L tractors produced by the "Omsktransmash" state unitary enterprise, the regional administration's press service reported.

In August 2001, North Korea's leader Kim Chong Il visited the enterprise during his short stay in Omsk. Then Governor Leonid Polezhayev decided to present one of such tractors to Korean people.

In an interview with a RIA Novosti corespondent, Second Secretary of the North Korean embassy's trade council Ri Jae Ho stated that North Korea was ready to buy a trial lot of 100 tractors after a revision. He also said that North Korea wanted to pay for the tractors in money without using barter transactions.

Moreover, the Korean delegation signed a protocol with the Sibneft - Omsk oil refinery to buy 30,000 tons of diesel oil

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