February 21, 2024

North Korea, Russia discuss logging industry cooperation in forestry meeting

Protocol signed in Pyongyang as Russian industry leaders call for sanctions to be lifted

North Korean and Russian officials this week expressed mutual support for logging industry cooperation and hopes for the lifting of UN sanctions, according to a statement released Thursday by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the country's embassy in Pyongyang.

A delegation of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, including business leaders, traveled to Pyongyang earlier in the week for “negotiations within the framework of the Sub-Committee on the Forest Industry,” it added.