Seoul Hopes for Russia Role in Solving North Korea's Nuclear Problem

South Korea hopes for Russia's active help and constructive role in managing the North Korea's nuclear problem, Suh Chung Hwan, chair of the Unification, Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee at the South Korea's National Assembly, or parliament, said in a statement on Tuesday.

He said that unless lasting peace is established on the Korean peninsula, any talk or debate of joint prosperity in North-East Asia is doomed to be void.

The South Korean politician noted that his country and Russia, as members of the international community, must work in close cooperation, searching for ways to settle the North Korea problem in that that isolated communist state "is a grave international issue to do with security not just on the Korean peninsula and the North Asian region, but the security of the world at large." Suh appreciated the activities of the Russian government, which has been actively involved in efforts directed toward a peaceful solution to the problem.

"The Republic of Korea's government hopes that Russia, by using its special historical and political relationship with North Korea, continues to make a constructive contribution to the settlement of that problem," the Republic of Korea National Assembly member pointed out.

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