September 21, 2023

North Korea eyes boosting laborer quotas, tourism in Russian Far East: report

DPRK consul general in Vladivostok met Primorye leader to discuss expanding ties

North Korea is seeking to boost trade, tourism, and overseas laborer quotas with Russia’s Far East, the Primorsky Krai official website reported Tuesday following a meeting between top officials from both sides in Vladivostok the previous day.

DPRK consul general in Vladivostok Jo Sok Chol and Primorsky Krai (also referred to as Primorye) Governor Oleg Kozhemyako met in Vladivostok Monday to “discuss the development of transport, logistics, and tourist ties,” the report said.